Rose Lover's Gift Set
- 1 of Organic India Tulsi Tea (Sweet Rose) ($5.99 value!)
- 1 of Rose Water 4 fl.oz, Certified Organic ($16.95 value!)
- 1 of Magliano Rose Petal Preserve, Certified Organic - 3.6 oz ($12.95 value!)
Edible flowers date back to antiquity when humans were trading their seeds on the open markets just as they would spice seeds. They were used as food and medicine by the Romans, Greeks and Chinese, and were a popular component of Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines as well. Today edible flowers are commonly used as garnishes to add a touch of elegance to many dishes. While exquisite to look at and delightful to smell, beauty is not the only thing flowers bring to a meal. Certain flowers such as saffron, hibiscus, marigold, lavender, rose and many others can be used as an essential culinary ingredient.
Fresh rose petals bring sweet, floral flavor and enchanting aroma to a number of recipes, drinks, salads and sweets. They add a cooling element that is perfect during the hot summer months. An old tradition in many Indian, Middle Eastern and European cultures is to make a preserve out of rose petals. In India, this sweet preserve is called Gukland. It’s used in the Ayurvedic tradition for its therapeutic effects. “Gul” means rose, and “kand” means sweet, so together, the literal translation is “rose sweet”.
That is exactly how we feel about our “rose sweet” certified organic Magliano Rose Petal Jam Preserve. It’s handmade by Isabella Devetta in Italy where she grows a special variety of organic roses called “Duke of Cambridge”. They have a deep crimson color and an intense fragrance that will pleasantly surprise you when you open the jar. Best of all, it contains just three simple ingredients: organic rose petals, organic lemon juice, and organic cane sugar. Unlike many preserves on the market, ours delivers sweet satisfaction without harmful or questionable ingredients.