Gul means “Flower” and Kand means ” Sweetness”.The Sun- Cooking of Rose petals with Mishri creates the most delicious delicacy called Gulkand.
Gulkand was first curated by Persians using Damask Roses which has a very strong Rose aroma and which bloomed only twice a year. Because of this, it remained a unique delicacy. Nowadays, many varieties of Roses are being used to prepare Gulkand.
Roses have medicinal properties and are so considered medicinal herbs. Rose petals are antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. They are also mild laxatives. Mishri is an excellent sweetener and very good medicine for the common cold, cough, digestion, and many more used…Two aushadas when come together will have a great healing property, and that is what Gulkand does. Gulkand is an extremely good coolant to the body.
Ideally, the process of preparation of Gulkand is very very tedious. Sun- Cooking is a very slow process and it takes 1 month to prepare that thick, dark, and extremely flavourful consistency. The most important thing in Sun-Cooking is there is no loss of any nutrients here.
So, you can enjoy your Gulkand happily and guilt-free.