Iran World's Top Exporter Of Rose Water
An Iranian official, Reza Navvabi told Iran Daily that Iran exports rose water to 30 countries, mainly to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.
TEHRAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 11th Oct, 2018 ) :An Iranian official, Reza Navvabi told Iran Daily that Iran exports rose water to 30 countries, mainly to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.
Navvabi noted that despite efforts to introduce the product to the world, rose water is not in high demand since many nations are unaware of its use � unlike rose essence which is well-known and widely consumed in perfume industries of Bulgaria and Turkey.
He added that China began importing rose water from Iran two years ago, along with Korea that uses the comforting and refreshing effect of the product in saunas, and Germany which has recently imported it to meet food industries' demand.
Navvabi further said the country exported 4,300 tons of rose water, and 35,000 tons of herbal essence in the one-year period; adding that overseas sales of the latter increased by 42,000 tons during the last six months.
Primarily used either in confectionary and ice-cream industries or as a natural medicine, rose water is also common during funerals and religious ceremonies.
In addition, 80 types of herbal essences are produced in Kashan. They are used to cure many kinds of ailments such as diabetics, kidney disorders, heart disease, obesity and depression, Navvabi concluded.