Updated: Apr 30, 2019
Why only take time to smell the roses when you can take time to cook with them, too?
Roses have been used for years in the culinary arts and the beauty world. From rose water in recipes and body sprays to essential oils and rose syrups, there is not a lack of purposes for roses.
The rose petal consists primarily of water and the nutritional benefit is not as great as other flowers. That being said, rose petals contain vitamin C and in Ancient Chinese medicine, roses are used for digestive disorders, menstrual irregularities and pain relief from injuries. In Ayurveda, rose is considered cooling, calming and helps pacify Pitta in the body, which is thought to be linked to inflammation and heat.
Adding rose to your culinary adventures not only provides health benefits, but also provides beautiful color & flavors.
Below is a list of recipes inspiring you to bloom into your next adventure; I hope you rose to the occasion and don't leaf these recipes out!
Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right. -Stephen Richards
Drinks to enjoy:
Rose Lemonade (add 1 tbsp rose syrup to this lemonade recipe!)
Breakfast to inspire getting up:
Rice Pudding (add 1/2 tsp cardamom and 1 tsp rose syrup to this recipe!)
Sides to keep company:
Rose Pesto (add a large handful of rose petals to this recipe!)
Entrées to impress:
Desserts to satisfy:
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