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Persian rose buds - yellow (Rosa x damascena)

The Persian rose, as its name suggests, originates from the Persian city of Shiraz. It comes from the Rosaceae family, and the buds are picked early (before they bloom) to preserve their shape, color and aroma. The Persian rose bush grows from 1 to 5 meters in height. Its numerous stems are covered with sharp hooked spines that help the plant to climb and intertwine with other plants.

Persian rose buds are the best choice for use in catering because of the specific aroma and medicinal properties that no other rose contains. It contains a large proportion of vitamins A and C, and has sedatives, diuretics and laxatives. Persian rose buds can be used whole, chopped or ground into a powder.


It is a popular addition in various cocktails, such as gin and tonics, as well as in various desserts where it works great as a decoration and as an ingredient. It is most often combined with citrus, but also with other less complex spices. It is characterized by a floral sweet taste and an intoxicatingly aromatic scent, which is why you should pay attention to the amount when using it.

From the buds of the Persian rose, it is possible to make rose syrup, which is used as an ingredient in cocktails with prosecco. An interesting detail in the drink can be an ice cube containing a frozen Persian rose bud.

In addition to catering, Persian rose is also popular in aromatherapy and perfume production. A large proportion of Persian rose buds are used in the cosmetics industry because of their pleasant scent and the effective effects they have on the skin and hair. Thus, various tonics, creams and other preparations can be made from Persian rose buds.


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