Beyond their beauty and fragrance, Rose Petals also have many culinary uses, lending their signature aroma and light, tart-sweet flavor to syrups, oils, sauces, baked goods, beverages and more.
Ready to use. No preparation necessary. If using in a recipe without much liquid, steep rose petals briefly in hot water to release their flavor and fragrance.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Dried rose petals.
Roses (numerous species within the genus Rosa), beyond being prized for their beauty and fragrance, also have culinary uses. Rose Petals have been utilized as an herb in cooking for thousands of years, contributing their incomparable fragrance and light, tart-sweet flavor to products including rose water, rose syrup, rose oil and rose sugar, which, in turn, are used to make candies, jams, beverages, ice creams, baked goods, sauces and more. Rose Petals are frequently used as a last-minute garnish for both savory and sweet dishes, and are most commonly included in pastries, cakes and sweets containing nuts and dried fruits.
Most species of roses are thought to have originated in Northern Persia, although some are native to Europe, North America and Northern Africa. Unsurprisingly, given their origins, Rose Petals are mostly used in European, Middle Eastern and North African cuisines.
Roses, especially the rose hip-the fruit of the plant-are rich in vitamin C, and are sometimes used as an herbal supplement, especially brewed as a tea.
Floral, elegant rose petal syrup makes for a perfectly delicate and sweet finishing touch on ice cream or gelato, or as a unique cocktail flavoring component.