Mahleb is the fragrant ground kernel from the pit of the St. Lucie cherry. This aromatic, fresh, almond-like spice is called for in baking recipes from across the Mediterranean. Known also as mahlab, mahaleb, mahleppi, and mahlebi, the key to the goodness of this spice is its freshness, which is very difficult to find.
Ours is the freshest mahleb available. Store your mahleb in the freezer immediately, for longevity. Note that mahleb is a "damp" spice, and clumping is natural.