Are you talking about the stuff in the can or in the jar? The one in the can is the dehydrated spices and is certified (at least at my market) by the RCC (Rabbinical Council of California www.rccvaad.org
)I have used it, and it is not bad but definitely not as good as freshly made.
They are also some sauces and dishes in a glass jars available. I like those better.
Would canned sabzeh effectively exorcise demons? Can a rabbi certify a demon-exorcising sprout?
Sorry, couldn't resist. Seriously, though , I associate sabzeh with the whole Nowruz symbolic-rid-the-home-of evil-spirits thing. A sort of Tashlich for Persians. Only with fresh sprouts instead of stale bread. What is canned sabzeh?
Sabzi means "green". Ghormeh sabzi is a green stew.
SimonF, is this the product you're talking about? http://sadaf.com/store/product1067.html
If so, this is the hechsher: http://rccvaad.org Is that the one you thought was weird?
It's the vaad horabonim of California, and quite reliable.
PS: I assume that Ghormeh is related to the Indian Korma.