Since ancient times, the rose has been highly prized for its source of perfume, medicinal use and nutritional properties. In fact so much so that Ancient Greeks, Romans and Phoenecians placed as much importance on large public rose gardens as they did on wheat fields and fruit orchards.
Rose perfumes are made from rose oil, also called attar of roses, which is a mixture of Volatile essential oils obtained by steam-distilling the crushed petals of roses, a process first developed in Persian and Bulgaria. Rose water is a by-product of this process.
Rose water has a very distinctive flavour and is used heavily in Persian and Mesopotamian cuisine—especially in sweets such as nougat, raahat and baklava. Which these products be found at Pars Market! For example, rose water is used to give some types of Loukoum (or “Turkish Delight”) their distinctive flavors. Beside its usage in food, it is also used as a Perfume, especially in religious ceremonies.
The Cypriot version of Mahleb uses rosewater. In Iran, it is also added to Tea, Ice Cream, Cookies and other sweets in small quantities, and in the Arab World and India it is used to flavour Milk and dairy-based dishes such as rice Pudding. It is also a key ingredient in sweet Lassi, a drink made from Yoghurt, Sugar and various Fruit juices, and is also used to make Jalleb. In Malaysia and Singapore, rose water is mixed with milk, sugar and pink food colouring to make a sweet drink called Bandung. Rose water is frequently used as a Halal substitute for red wine and other alcohols in cooking. At Pars Market you can find large selection of great quality Rose Water From Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan and Lebanon!
In parts of the Middle East, rose water is commonly added to lemonade.
In India, rose water is used as eye drops to clear them. Some people in India also use rose water as spray applied directly to the face for natural fragrance and moisturiser, especially during winters. It is also used in Indian Sweets and other food preparations (particularly Gulab Jamun, named from the Persian word for rose water). Rose water is often sprinkled in Indian weddings to welcome guests.
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