Rose Buds and Petals, Culinary - Certified Organic


In this country we aren’t likely to think of roses as a flavoring ingredient in our cooking, but in other parts of the world, especially in the Arab regions, they have long been used to perfume spice blends and infuse water (rose water).

The garden variety of roses your most familiar with typically has flavors that are much less potent due to extensive crossbreeding aimed at maximizing appearance and not flavor. Older varieties are commercially grown in the Middle Eastern regions of Turkey, India, Iran and Morocco. Our Rose Petals are cultivated in India. The majority of these flowers are destined for rose water but some of these beautifully scented flowers will find a place in kitchens around the world.

The use of flowers in cooking, while maybe not instantly recognizable, is really not all that uncommon – hibiscus, jasmine and lavender immediately come to mind. And of course what sophisticated cook doesn’t absolutely adore saffron?

Rose petals are used in flavoring both savory and sweet dishes, the delicate taste of dried roses is a bit sweet. Roses are a key ingredient in some Ras el Hanout blends, in some French pepper blends and in a Tunisian Baharat.

Dried Roses are popular in savory dishes including couscous, fish, rice and stews throughout the Arab world. In India they are used in kormas, marinades and in rice pudding while in Iran in a blend as a hearty rice flavoring and in Tunisia in several spice blends.

The roses must be picked early in the morning while the buds are still partially closed to maintain the maximum amount of fragrance.

Rose petals partner well with apples, apricots, chicken, chestnuts, deserts, rice and pastries and works well in combination with cardamom, chili, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, pepper, saffron and turmeric.


CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certification is your guarantee that this product has been grown and processed according to strict guidelines established in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Before a product can be labeled Certified Organic, farmers and processors must meet the following requirements:
No harmful chemicals have been applied to the land for at least three years.
Farmers and processors pass yearly inspections by an independent certifying agency.
Farmers and processors keep detailed records of operations.
Farmers maintain a written organic management plan.

Information contained in this shop is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
please be advised: you should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet!!

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me (Marty) at 702-370-0035. Since most of our items are classified as food items, we can only do returns if we mistakenly sent the wrong item.

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