Rose, Buds culinary - Organic

Content weight: 20g

Herb: Rose petals

Cooking with roses is nothing new – the practice goes back centuries, to when the Middle Eastern souks made the spice trade into an art form using flowers to infuse water and to perfume spice blends with a sweet dry taste.

Just about all roses can be used, but this particular rose variety – rosa damascene or Damascus rose – is renowned for its fine fragrance. It is used in the making of rose oil for perfumes and in cooking as a flavouring ingredient and in the making of spice blends like the classic ras el hanout.

Produce of Kerman foothills, Iran

Price: £3.60