Not only is Zaatar delicious, it’s good for you! Levantine schoolchildren were traditionally encouraged to eat a zaatar oo zait (zaatar with olive oil) sandwich for breakfast on the days of their exams. The tradition remains today in the modern Middle East.
Thyme is high in antioxidants, sumac has antimicrobial properties and sesame seeds are a good source of minerals. The blend is especially nutritious when enjoyed with olive oil.