Rose Petals, Whole (250g)
Product Code: GSI036
Green Saffron ethically sourced direct from farm, highest grade Whole Rose Petals. New season, single source guaranteed. Our unique supply chain offers you full transparency and traceability, bringing you closer to the farmer with the fewest steps. See below for further details.
About the product
Roses are grown throughout the year all over India. We favour the osa indica var. Odorata and Rosa damascene varieties of North and East India. Roses and their fragrant petals have a host of culinary applications with a long history of use. The ancient Egyptians, Persians and Babylonians, then the Romans used rose petals as decoration and celebration. The Ottoman empire, spreading to Bulgaria introduced their syrups, pastries and milk puddings. In the Middle Ages in England, sweetmeats of the royal court, like marzipan, used rosewater as a key flavouring. The culinary use of rose is largely restricted to sweet preparations (as in the innumerable Indian milk-based sweetmeats), although the dried, powdered petals are found in our Garam Masala, the Moroccan spice blend ‘Ras el Hanout’ and rosewater can be sprinkled over biryani and other lavish rice dishes.
West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, East India
June to August
Flavour note (bass, mid, high)
HIGH. Pungent with floral, astringent, perfumed warming tones.
Main flavour compounds
geraniol, linalool, alpha and beta pinenes, limonene, camphene, eugenol.
Airtight and out of the light. Ideally not above 14°C
6 months from date