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Rose Recipes

Updated: Mar 24, 2021

Roses are beautiful and delicious. We have lots of delicious recipes for rose fusion dishes, and if you want to learn fun facts on roses click here!

Since there are many types of roses, their flavours run in many directions as well. It ranges from flavourless, sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, herbal, and minty. You may even experience a metallic after-taste with some hybrid roses, that's why people recommend consuming old roses like:

  • White beach rose (Rosa rugosa alba)

  • Rosa rugosa

  • Damask roses (Rosa damascena)

  • Apothecary rose (Rosa gallica)

What can I eat?

You can eat almost every part of the rose using its parts in making or enhancing a dish. We've heard of rose water, rose hips, rose buds but have you heard about rose leaves? Let's run down each part that's edible.

  • Leaves: they taste best when they're young.

    • It's best consumed as a tea rather than a salad.

    • Rose leaves can be raw or dried when you're making your tea.

  • Petals: When preparing the rose, usually tear off the white bits of the rose petals as those are generally bitter.

    • eat them as a salad or use them as a garnish

    • a honey spread (chopped up rose petals and honey)

    • candied

  • Rosebuds: these are loaded with flavour, just pick off the entire bud before opening

    • you can lay them out to dry for teas

    • you can also use this as a flavouring for your dishes

  • Rose Hips: You can eat them raw or make jam or sauces.

    • Tangy apricot flavour, packed full of vitamin C (more than an orange too!)

    • The best time to eat your rose hips is when they're bright orange or red with no green pigmentation.

    • You can scrape out the seeds by cutting the rosehip in half.

Nutritionally, roses contain Vitamin A, C and E, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and potassium. Rose hips contain more vitamin C than oranges. As long as you are certain the roses are organically grown, with no pesticides, it's pretty much safe to eat. Just slowly get accustomed to eating roses to prevent an allergy to develop.

Down below are just a few nutritional benefits when you eat roses.

  • It's excellent for colds because it's beneficial to the immune system.

  • It helps prevent cardiovascular and eye disease, as well as prenatal health problems.

  • It's great for wrinkles.

  • It helps decrease anxiety and promotes relaxation.

Now let's get into the recipes!

Rose Harissa

This one's great, I found this on Jamie Oliver's site. It's sweet, spicy, and savoury with a hint of rose.

What you need is:

350 g ripe tomatoes

200 g fresh red chillies

4 cloves of garlic

olive oil

2 teaspoons cumin seeds

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 handful of rose petals

3 tablespoons rose water

2 tablespoons caster sugar

red wine vinegar

extra virgin olive oil

For cooking instructions, click here

Rose Hip Chutney

Who doesn't like chutney? Take a look at this awesome version. This is perfect with any meats- and cheddar for my cheese lovers.

What you need is:

500 g fresh rosehips seeds removed or 250g of dried rosehips

500 g pint Vinegar

250 g seedless raisins roughly chopped

500 g cooking Apples peeled cored chopped

1 teaspoon ground Ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground Pepper

1 teaspoon ground Cloves

1 large clove garlic minced

1 red onion chopped

250 g Brown Sugar

2 tablespoons of Lemon Juice

2 tablespoons Orange Juice

1 teaspoon grated Orange rind

For cooking instructions, click here!

Frozen Rosy Rosé

Get ready for summer drink days because this is a real season's treat! Treat yourself to a glass of frozen rosy rosé.

What you need is:

1 750ml bottle of Rosé (your choice but bold is better)

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of water

2 tablespoons of rose syrup

Rose Essence

5 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice

For cooking instructions, click here!

Rose Flavored Ice Cream

Nice and refreshing for a hot summer's day. You smell the roses, and now you can taste it too! This is my variation of rose-flavoured ice cream with pistachios. If you don't want nuts, just substitute them with raspberries instead.

What you need is:

1 cup of heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup of rose petals (organic and free of pesticides)

3 tablespoon of rose water

3/4 cups of white sugar

2 1/4 cups of milk

1/2 cup of toasted pistachios (if you're allergic to nuts, substitute with raspberries)

For cooking instructions, click here!

To learn more about rose facts, click here!

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