Rose water is popular for its medicinal and therapeutic benefitsTrusted Source, and it’s chock-full of antioxidants.
It’s been shown to be beneficial for:
When it comes to the skin, rose water can help:
-protect the cells against damage
-ease symptoms of skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea
You’ll find rose water in many traditional recipes, but you don’t need to be limited to those applications. Here are some ideas for incorporating rose water into your everyday meals:
-Beverages: Experiment with adding just a ¼ teaspoon to your pitchers, from cocktails to lemonade. Taste and add more if you’d like, but remember too much and it’ll taste soapy.
-Compotes: We love a splash in our strawberry compote, but you can add ¼ teaspoon to any fruit compote for another layer of complexity.
-Puddings: From Middle Eastern staples like Mahalabia (Milk Pudding) to burbara (wheat berry pudding) to overnight oats and chia pudding.
-Add it to yogurt, frosting, or ice cream: Light floral flavors go very well with cream, giving them an unexpected Mediterranean flair.
-Salad dressings: Just a splash adds an added depth of flavor, as with our summer fruit salad.
-Cakes: Add a splash to both the batter and frosting for an extra layer of intrigue and romance, as with Persian Love Cake.
rose water being poured into a glass with a garnish of sliced lemon.