Turkish Delight at Pars Market

Turkish Delight is a flavored sweetmeat or a candy, prepared from starch and sugar, filled with dry fruits, honey or nuts. It has a sticky texture and very often Arabic gum is used as a binder. The Turkish Delights come in cubes with powdered sugar sprinkled on them.

Turkish Pistachio at Pars Market

Although Turkish Delights may contain many exotic fillings, the staid and simple rosewater is still the most preferred. It is this rosewater, which gives the candy its trademark blushing pink color. It can be had as an accompaniment to tea or coffee or it can be enjoyed all by itself too. at Pars Market we sell many flavors of Turkish Delight like with Pistachio, Hazelnut, Rose, Plain, Lemon, Mint, Coconut, Orange, Mix Fruits and many more….

The melt-in-the-mouth Turkish Delight was originally a royal dish, prepared and served exclusively for the regal palette. But now it has penetrated not only every nook and cranny in Turkey, but has also made a name for itself all over the world.Come to Pars Market to purchase some Turkish Delight and feel like your are in Turkey!



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9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY # 109
COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

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Grape Leaves at Pars Market

 Grape leaves are used in the cuisines of a number of cultures, including Turkish Cuisine, Greek Cuisine, Bulgarian Cuisine, Arab Cuisine, Romanian Cuisine, and Vietnamese Cuisine and Persian Cuisine, They are most often picked fresh from the vine and stuffed with a mixture of Rice, Meat, and Spices, and then cooked by boiling or steaming. Stuffed grape leaves can be served as an Appetizer or as a main dish. It is available at Pars Market we sell wide selection of Grape Leaves in Jar or Vacuum pack all at very reasonable prices!

Our Large Selection of Grape Leaves

Fiber

Use grape leaves to boost your intake of roughage. The leaves provide a rich source of fiber, 1.5 grams per cup. This means that, despite containing very few calories, grape leaves will help fill you up. Grape leaves’ fiber content adds bulk to your food to help physically fill your stomach, and also helps slow digestion so that you get a gradual release of sugar into your bloodstream, instead of a blood sugar spike and crash that leaves you ravenous. A 1-cup serving of leaves provides about 7 percent of your fiber intake if you follow a 1,500-calorie diet, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, or 5 percent if you’re on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Vitamins A and K

Grape leaves boost your intake of vitamins, and provide a particularly rich source of the fat-soluble vitamins A and K. Vitamin A helps your cells develop, guiding their development from non-functional immature cells into specialized cells that become a part of functional tissue. Your bones, skin, digestive tract and visual system all rely on vitamin A to function. Vitamin K helps control blood clotting. Healthy levels of the vitamin allow you to form blood clots after an injury, so that the clot can prevent blood flow out of the wound and limit your blood loss. A 1-cup serving of grape leaves contains 3,853 international units of vitamin A, your entire day’s recommended intake of the nutrient, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. A cup of grape leaves also contains 15.2 micrograms of vitamin K, 17 percent of the recommended intake for women or 13 percent for men, according to the LPI.

Calcium and Iron

Grape leaves also provide you with calcium and iron, two essential minerals. Your body needs calcium to keep your bones and teeth strong, and also relies on the mineral for nerve and muscle function. Each cup of grape leaves contains 51 milligrams of calcium, about 5 percent of the calcium you need each day, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. The iron in grape leaves promotes healthy circulation — the mineral helps your blood carry oxygen throughout your body. A 1-cup serving of the leaves provides 0.37 milligrams of iron — 4 percent of the daily iron requirements for men, according to the Linus Pauling Institute, or 2 percent for women.

Cooking with Grape Leaves

Stuff your grape leaves with healthy ingredients to make nutrient-dense meals. Try stuffing grape leaves with chicken and chopped vegetables, then bake until tender for a meal rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. For a vegetarian option, substitute tofu or tempeh for meat as a source of protein, and add mushrooms for a meaty texture. Steam leftover grape leaves for use in pureed soup — a blend of broccoli, onions, kale, grape leaves and other green veggies makes for a flavorful and nutrient-packed meal.

A Jar of Grape Leaves at Pars Market



PARS MARKET LLC

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY # 109
COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

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Halva at Pars Market

A common Middle Eastern dessert, Halva is a sweet confection that is traditionally served with a strong coffee or tea. There are two types: one is a flour-based concoction, and the other uses finely ground nuts as its base. The texture varies greatly depending on the area from which its recipe is derived. It is often garnished with crushed pistachios or covered in Chocolate. Recipes and additives vary somewhat from region to region, and from cook to cook.
The name comes from the Arabic word halawa, which means “sweet,” a term that perfectly describes this concoction. Turkish and Hebrew cultures have recipes with slight variations on the Middle Eastern dessert. The inexpensive treat is eaten in small blocks and often savored, melting slowly on a person’s tongue. at Pars Market you can find a large selection of best quality Halvas with different flavors such as Plain, with Pistachio, With Nuts and Mixed Chocolate Flavor….

Halva with Pistachio Nuts at Pars Market

Halva is a quite simple and popular confection to make and takes very little time to prepare. It contains only a few basic ingredients, including water, sugar, and flour. The addition of Rose Water is what makes this sweet confection so unique.
The most common type of grain flour used to make halva is Semolina, which is made from durum Wheat. It is most often coarsely ground, as opposed to the traditional cooking flour that is finely ground. The yellow coloring of the semolina flour, also referred to as sameed, gives the treat a rich hue. While it tends to be coarse before cooking, this flour becomes soft and porridge-like when it is cooked.

 

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9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY # 109
COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

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What is Tahini?

Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste, similar to peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and smooth nut butter rich in calcium. Tahini is most closely associated with the Middle East, where it is eaten as is, and often used in making Hummus (mashed chickpeas, flavored with lemon juice and garlic), Baba Ghanoush (a purée of eggplant, lemon juice, garlic, and oil), Halvah (a confection that includes honey or cane syrup), and other traditional dishes. Look for tahini in a glass jar or a can at Pars Market we sell large selection of Tahini in 1LB or 2LB sizes our Tahini is the best quality and always fresh and low price!

 

Culinary uses

 

In Turkey, tahini (tahin in Turkish) is mixed with Pekmez to form a dish called tahin-pekmez. Due to its high-caloric nature, it is served as a breakfast item or after meals as a dessert to dip pieces of bread in, especially during the wintertime.
In Iraq and some Persian Gulf countries, tahini is mixed with date syrup (rub) to make a sweet dessert usually eaten with bread. In Cyprus, tahini, or locally called tashi, is used as dipping for bread and in pitta Souvlaki rather than tzatziki, which is customary in Greece.

The nutrients in sesame seeds

  • Protein: sesame seeds have about 20 percent protein. As with all vegetarian sources, However, they can be very useful in a vegetarian diet.
  • Fibre: sesame seeds are 10 percent fibre
  • Fat: at 55 percent, they’re high in fat. However, the vast majority of this is mono- and poly- unsaturated. They contain a small amount of Omega 3S, but mostly have Omega 6 essential fatty acids.
  • Carbohydrate: in amongst all that protein, fibre and fat there’s not a lot of room for carbs, only 0.9 percent.
  • Minerals: potassium, magnesium, manganese, small amounts of calcium and they’re one of the few vegetarian sources of zinc.
  • Vitamins: Vitamin E, as well as small amounts of some B vitamins
  • Antioxidants: sesame seeds contain a group of antioxidants called Lignans. These have been shown to reduce Cholesterol and improve heart health.

Should you include tahini in your diet?

Yes, yes, yes and YES. Tahini is a gorgeous, useful food for both vegetarians and carnivores alike.
Tahini is particularly useful because of the fats it contains, the minerals and also the antioxidants.



PARS MARKET LLC

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY # 109
COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

http://www.parsmarketcolumbia.com

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Shisha at Pars Market

  What is shisha ?

Shisha is a mixture of tobacco and treacle, honey or sugar, and distilled water with fruit flavors. Shisha tobacco is very light and flavorful with a wonderful fruity aroma. Shisha is not your typical tobacco. It’s nothing like the tobacco in cigars, cigarettes or dip. No, smoking true narguile shisha is an entirely different sensation. Shisha Tobacco is smoked for flavor and not for any kind of effect. It proves a relaxing and peaceful pursuit. The most popular flavor is apple and others include strawberry, pineapple, apricot, grape, rose, orange, mint and even cappuccino!

We carry huge selection of all the shisha

In the Middle East, from Turkey to India, there are shisha cafes where people gather to smoke and drink coffee or tea. Smoking shisha can last two hours or more and is a very peaceful, social occasion, generally filled with friendly conversation. A shisha smoking session can last from thirty minutes up to an hour. 

Selection of Small Hookah at Pars Market LLC Columbia, Maryland 21045

Pars Market believes in providing only the best products to our customers, we offer the widest variety of shisha flavors and Herbal Shisha molasses from the biggest manufactures in the world so its the time to buy your own brand. Step inside and see what brand we have to offer your pallet at Pars Market!

Our selection of Starbuzz Shisha

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PARS MARKET LLC

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY # 109
COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

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Pomegranate Molasses at Pars Market

 In my last post I talked about our great selection of Pomegranate Juice we carry at Pars Market. Now I would like to write this article about Pomegranate Molasses we sell at Pars Market.

 Pomegranate Molasses, sometimes referred to as pomegranate syrup, is a tart-sweet reduction of pomegranate juice with the approximate consistency of Maple Syrup. Used in the cuisines of the Middle East, India, Armenia, and Georgia, this syrup varies in taste, color, and viscosity by region.
This liquid is made by extracting the juice of pomegranate seeds, called arils, and boiling it down until much of the water has evaporated. The resulting syrup is thick and purplish-brown in color. The resulting syrup is rich and flavorful. Tangy and sweet, pomegranate molasses can be used to enhance the natural flavors of many foods, and is especially good in marinades for poultry, lamb, and goat.
It is a fundamental flavoring component in the Persian dish fesenjan. A thick sweet-and-sour stew, fesenjan most often features chicken or some other poultry in combination with walnuts, onions, and pomegranate molasses. Variations of fesenjan feature lamb, fish, or no meat, and almost all versions are served over rice.

 Pomegranate Molasses is readily available at Pars Market we sell a very great selection of more than 10 brands and it comes in different sizes at very low cost!

 

PARS MARKET LLC

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY # 109
COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

http://www.parsmarketcolumbia.com

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100% Fresh Squeezed Pomegranate Juice at Pars Market

Our selection of Pomo Juice on the shelf at Pars Market

  Pomegranate juice is made from the fruit of the pomegranate. It is used in cooking both as a fresh juice and as a concentrated syrup, particularly in Persian Cuisine.

Our shelf sign by Pomo juices


 Pomegranate juice is often touted for its health benefits because, in clinical studies, it has been shown to be of significant benefit, especially in the prevention of heart disease.
Further, pomegranate juice has excellent antioxidant properties. It has about three times more antioxidants ounce-for-ounce than does red wine or green tea.


Many people also enjoy its rich taste, making it a welcome beverage. 
The juice also include vitamins A, E, and folic acid, Some research has shown that this juice may work as a blood thinner, and it may be an excellent agent for promoting blood flow to the heart. It also has been shown to reduce plaque in the arteries, and to raise “good” levels of cholesterol while helping lower “bad” cholesterol.
Here at Pars Market we very proud to provide our loyal customers only 100% natural fresh squeezed Pomegranate Juice that has no added sugar, preservatives or artificial ingredients. It’s great healthy way to quench your thirst!

We have we large line of Pomo Juices come check them out for yourself!

Pars Market LLC
9400 Snowden River Parkway #109
Columbia, MD 21045