Maddar root, also known as madder or rubia, is a spice with a rich and earthy flavor. It is made from the dried and ground root of the maddar plant, which is native to the Mediterranean region. The root has a reddish-brown color and a slightly bitter taste, with hints of coffee and cocoa.
Despite its potential uses in cooking and dyeing, maddar root should be used with caution, as it can be toxic in large doses.
Botanical Name: Rubia cordifolia
Also known as: Rubia tinctorum, Rubia de Tintas, Rubia, Rouge des Teinturiers, Robbia, Krapp, Garance, Garance des Teinturiers, Garança, Granza, Fäberröte, Indian Madder, Dyer's Madder, Bengal Madder, Rubiae Tinctorum Radix