Fava Beans (Ful Medames) at Pars Market

It’s a pretty safe bet that any form of food that has been found within a tomb from thousands of years ago, must have been a culinary hit. Remnants of Ful Medames were uncovered in a number of the 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 B.C.) Pharonic tombs in Egypt.


Ful Medames (also known as fūl mudammas or foul medames), is a nutritious Egyptian staple made primarily of mashed fava beans.
It can be compared to forms of Mexican re-fried beans but with Egyptian flare.
In Egypt the beans are boiled down, mushed together and seasoned with salt and olive oil.  After being served, some choose to add toppings like tomatoes, onions, parsley, chili pepper, lemon juice, or even a splash of clarified butter or extra fat.

At Pars Market we carry very wide selection of Ful Medames with different flavors like Strained Fava, Plain Fava, Large Fava, with Chickpea,  with Cumin, with Chilli, with Egyptian recipe, Lebanese recipe, with Saudi recipe,  
Today, there’s no doubt that the dish is one of the most common and popular forms of Egyptian Street Food and probably the national dish. beside the Egypt it is a staple meal in Sudan, it is popular in the cuisines of the Levant, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia and most other Arab countries….



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Orange Blossom at Pars Market

The Orange blossom is the Fragrant Flower of the Citrus Cinensis (orange tree). It is used in Perfume making, has been written about as an Aphrodisiac is the state flower of Florida. It is traditionally associated with good Fortune and has been popular in bridal Bouquets and head Wreaths for Weddings. Orange blossom Essence is an important component in the making of perfume. The petals of orange blossom can also be made into a delicately citrus-scented version of Rosewater; orange blossom water (aka orange flower water), a common part of both French Cuisine and Middle Eastern Cuisine (most often as an ingredient in desserts and baked goods). at Pars Market you can find best Orange Blossom water in market at the lowest price.
In the United States, orange flower water is used to make orange blossom Scones and Marshmallows.
Orange blossom honey (citrus honey) is produced by putting beehives in the citrus groves during blooming period. This also pollinates seeded citrus varieties. Orange blossom honey is highly prized and tastes much like the fruit.

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Rose Water at Pars Market

  Origin

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.

Uses

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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Olive Oils

 This is the liquid gold that has shaped Mediterranean culture, contributes to healthy hearts and carries the intricate flavors of hundreds of sun-washed hillsides from Crete to California.
Parsl Market takes pride in carrying only the finest extra virgin, cold-pressed oils from the cradle of olive cultivation: Crete, Greece, Lebanon and Italy – the lands where cultivators first nurtured olive groves more than 5,000 years ago.
The light of Mediterranean sunshine in a bottle, the aroma of newly cut hay, the fruity hint of apples and almonds on the tongue, the peppery bits at the back of the throat — these are the best olive oils in the world for dipping, garnishing and cooking. 



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Teas & Coffees

The story of tea begins in ancient China more than 5,000 years ago. Emperor Shen Nung required that all drinking water be boiled to prevent disease. One summer day, while his servants were boiling water for the court to drink, dried leaves from a nearby bush fell into the pot, turning the water brown. Shen Nung was enticed by the aroma, drank some of the liquid, and found it very refreshing.
The story of coffee is equally serendipitous. According to legend, an Arab shepherd named Kaldi found his goats prancing energetically around a green-leafed shrub with bright red berries. Kaldi tried the berries himself and discovered their powerful, stimulant effect. The berries were soon used by monks at a local monastery to stay awake during extended hours of prayer. Before long, they were being dried for shipment to other monasteries, where monks pulverized and boiled the powder in hot water for consumption. Coffee was born.
The teas and coffees featured at Pars Market are as close to the old-world tradition as you will find. There are white, green, black, red and oolong teas, loose or in silk bags (because paper is bleached, which compromises the purity of tea); herbals and flavored. You’’ll also find coffees from around the world, with specialty coffees from Italy, Turkey, Armenia, Brazil, Greece and Egypt.

 

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Chocolate

There are few foods you can describe as proudly decadent. As a matter of fact, there’s only one: Chocolate.
Sure, you could use the word “decadent” for many desserts, but only the ones bound to challenge your heart and your thighs. So chocolate, with antioxidants that actually fight heart disease and amino acids that stimulate the production of the endorphins responsible for making you feel happy, stands alone in its healthy decadence.
Pars Market offers the art of the world’s most renowned chocolates:
Scharffen-Berger of California, Santander of Columbia, Valor of Spain and Camille Bloch of Switzerland.
Flavors such as lemon, maple walnut and caramel brule; chocolate with raspberries, orange peel, crystallized ginger, toffee and almonds. And, of course, plenty of dark, semi-sweet chocolate. You can’t get more proudly decadent than that.



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Pastries and Desserts at Pars Market

These are the recipes that we at Pars Market remember from childhood: golden Baklava, rich in walnuts, honey and crisp fillo, that actually melts in your mouth; sweet Namoura, soft and chewy, infused with coconut; pistachio-filled Ballourie, lightly baked shredded fillo, lightly sweetened; buttery Mamoul, soft and stuffed with dates, walnuts or pistachios.
Our pastry and sweet selections are filled with the sweet results of recipes created in the lands of our ancestors a thousand years ago and perfected by generations of bakery artisans.
But we could not call Pars an International Market if we limited our sweet tooth to just one tradition. That is why you will find pastries of many origins and flavors in our cases: rich Italian cookies, muffins bursting with berries, flaky croissants, buttery Danish and mouth-watering tortes.

 

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9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY # 109
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