Rosa damascena -Rose Buds-
€ 4,50 – € 45,00
- Excellent Quality
- Full Fragrance
- Without Pesticides
- Botanically Accurate
Latin name: Rosa damascena (hybrid)
Also know as:Damask rose, Bulgarian rose, Turkish rose, Taif rose, Arab rose, Ispahan rose and Castile rose
Rosa damascena is a rose hybrid, derived from Rosa gallica and Rosa moschata. DNA analysis has shown that a third species, Rosa fedtschenkoana, has made some genetic contributions to the Damask rose.
The flowers are renowned for their fine fragrance, and are commercially harvested for rose oil used in perfumery and to make rose water and “rose concrete”. The flower petals are also edible. They may be used to flavor food, as a garnish, as an herbal tea, and preserved in sugar as gulkand.
Damask roses are used in cooking as a flavouring ingredient or spice. They are an ingredient in the spice mixture denominated “ras el hanout”. Rose water and powdered roses are used in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. Rose water is often sprinkled on meat dishes, while rose powder is added to sauces. Chicken with rose is a popular dish in Middle Eastern cuisine. Whole flowers, or petals, are also used in the herbal tea zuhurat. The most popular use, however, is in the flavoring of desserts such as ice cream, jam, Turkish delights, rice pudding, yogurt, etc.
(50 grams are approximately 120 Rose buds )