Gulqand is a luxurious sun-cooked preserve of Damask rose petals. Gul means flower in both Persian and Urdu and in Sanskrit term phool or pushpa meaning flower; whereas qand means sweet in Persian. It is believed to possess cooling & calming properties which is why it has been traditionally associated with regal recipes to create a wide range of desserts and bakery preparations to beat the summer heat.
Gulqand has been a part of Indian household since centuries together, but in recent times, due to its arduous preparation which takes 29 days of sun drying, it has now lost its relevance.
‘Heritage On My Plate’ seeks to revive the rich and long-lost tradition of consuming Gulqand and seeks to contemporize it in the form of a chocolate.
A drop of this unmatched ‘rose experience’ is added and covered with white chocolate. Slowly melting in the mouth, our delicious chocolates take you to that old world era of the Gulqand, where roses were the ingredient of choice for ancient royalty & aristocracy.
Gulqand filled heart shaped white chocolates, give you a never-ending melt-in-the-mouth experience. It is the perfect gift pack for your loved ones and an ideal way to end your meals.
Damask roses are considered to be that universal elixir which uplifted the soul opened up avenues for love and enhanced one’s beauty.
Gulqand was primarily consumed in these regions for the cooling properties it imparted to the user. Ayurvedic texts which can be traced back to 900 B.C list Gulqand as a “Rasayana” which is Sanskrit for “tonic”; a tonic which helps in alleviating summer specific health issues like sun-strokes, acidity, indigestion, lethargy, inflamed eyes, excessive perspiration.
According to Ayurveda, rose petals help to balance the Pitta dosha. Therefore, Gulqand is especially recommended to enjoy on “hot days” or whenever Pitta is increased.