Large selection of Gaz at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045


Iranian Gaz

Iranian gaz is a Persian nougat, a traditional candy which originated in the Esfahan city of Central Iran that has derived its name from a native desert plant in the Zagros mountain range called gaz – angebin (sap of angebin) of the Tamarisk family. The sap of this plant which is milky and sweet, is annually collected and blended with other ingredients such as almond kernels or pistachio, egg white and rose water to make gaz candy, which imparts an unique flavor to the confection preserving its uniqueness when compared to the similar European nougats. Traditionally, the Iranian gaz is made in the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean households, where it enjoys the status of being a staple sweet.


Gaz Nougat at Pars Market



Ingredients Used and Popular Methods of Preparation of Gaz Candy


In Esfahan, as per the old tradition, the sweet milky juice is extracted from the stems of the plant collected from the mountains, which are brought downhill to the towns and stored inside copper vessels. A raw mixture is made with the other ingredients like rosewater, almond or pistachio kernels, egg white and this milk which is beaten to a desired consistency over heat and finally, given candy shapes by hand. The handmade, old fashioned Iranian gaz nougats are individually shaped round which typically have a diameter of 2 to 3 inches with half an inch of thickness. For making the modern Iranian gaz, aluminum foil is sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, over which, a hard mixture made by combining egg whites, corn syrup, pistachios, salt, sugar and water over heat, is layered smoothly, refrigerated and finally, brought out when set and cut into squares.


Soltani Gaz at Pars Market

 Storing, Serving and Eating Gaz Candy

Traditionally, the Iranian gaz is eaten as an anytime snack, although it may also be served formally at dinner accompanied by hot tea. This Iranian sweet is also a popular entrée during the festive occasions, during when many confectioneries sell these nougats wrapped in gift boxes, as they make for ideal presents for relatives. 


Ashrafi Gaz in Gift wrap at Pars Market



The Iranian gaz candies are not wrapped individually; instead, all the nougat slices are packed in a single box with flour dusting, so as to keep the sweets from gluing to one another. Generally, these confections are stored in wooden boxes, although in some modern households or stores, metal, cardboard or plastic boxes are also used. Often, the Iranian gaz may be sold in larger sizes, which are cut into bite sized pieces just before serving or eating.


Close up view of Ashrafi Gaz in Gift wrap at Pars Market

 At Pars Market we carry large selection of Different kind and style of Gaz, Our selection is amazing and quality of our gaz is the best and all so tasty, come down to Pars Market and try them this famous Persian candy for yourself and enjoy the taste of it! 


Saltanati Gaz at Pars Market

Gaz Candy: Trivia 

The Iranian gaz stored with flour is called “gaz-e-ardi”. which available at Pars Market!


Gaz-e-Ardi Esfehan at Pars Market                        








Magic Eggs for Haft sin at Pars Market

Decorating Nowruz eggs has always been one of Nowruz highlights ever since we were a kid. Although as a child we loved making as much of a mess as possible with the dyes, as an adult we’ve changed to slightly more tidy ways (since we are the ones cleaning up). All this can still be achieved with without messy watercolors, dyes, paints or crayons with the Magic Nowruz Egg set in a few easy simple steps.

Magic Eggs Wrap at Pars Market

  Easy and magical way to decorate your Persian New Year Eggs, haft-sin (7-sin) Eggs, in about 5 seconds you can have professional decorated egg

 At Pars Market We made it extremely easy for you to celebrate the Nowrouz, this new product named “MAGIC EGGS” Magic Nowruz Egg comes with a package. This new package set of 12 egg wraps has been created for every taste form old traditional look to fun and playfulness.

Instruction how to use it!

Magic Nowruz Egg No Paint – No Mess

Package Contains 12 Egg Wraps
How to use:
1-Choose large white eggs and boil them first. To prevent cracking make a small hole at the bottom of the egg.
2-Open the package carefully from the bottom.
3-Separate the sleeves from eachother.
4-Slide the eggs into the center of each sleeve.
5-Place them into a bowl and pour boiling water over them until the sleeves shrink tightly around the eggs.

Due to use of boiling water adult supervision is required for children. Chocking hazard-Small parts. Not for children under 3 years old.