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The diverse use of citrus flowers

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The citrus family is one of the most well-known plant families in the world. These plants are not only renowned for their delicious fruits but also for their beautiful blossoms. In this blog post, we will delve deeper into citrus blossoms, exploring their use in teas, foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and perfumes.

The Citrus Family and Its Blossoms

The blossoms of the citrus family are typically white or pink and consist of five petals. Perhaps the most well-known citrus blossoms are those of the orange - the orange blossoms. These blossoms are not only visually appealing but also carry a distinct fragrance. However, orange blossoms are not the only citrus blossoms that can be used. The blossoms of Citrus Aurantium, also known as bitter orange, and Citrus sinensis, also known as sweet orange, are also commonly utilized.

Drying Citrus Blossoms

Drying citrus blossoms is a popular method to extend their usability. To dry citrus blossoms, they should be hung in a cool and dry place. After a few days, the blossoms should be completely dried and can then be used for various purposes.

Utilization of Citrus Blossoms

One of the most common uses of citrus blossoms is in teas. The dried blossoms can be steeped as tea and have a gentle, floral flavor. Citrus blossoms can also be used as an ingredient in many foods, such as desserts, pastries, or salads.

The use of citrus blossoms in pharmaceuticals is also widely spread. The essential oils extracted from the blossoms are often used to treat anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. Citrus blossoms are also used in cosmetics, especially in skincare products, due to their soothing and moisturizing properties.

Lastly, citrus blossoms are also utilized in the perfume industry. The scent of citrus blossoms is fresh and floral, and it is often employed in perfumes and scented candles.

High-Quality Citrus Blossoms from Blumental

At Blumental, we offer high-quality Citrus Aurantium and Citrus sinensis blossoms. Our dried citrus blossoms are perfect for teas, foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and perfumes. Explore the diverse possibilities of citrus blossoms and let their beauty and fragrance enchant you.

Ajwain – Organic and conventional

Ajwain

Organic and Conventional

  • Ajwain is a spice used in Indian cuisine and traditional medicine
  • Also known as carom seeds
  • Has a pungent, slightly bitter taste and a strong, distinct aroma
  • Native to India and also cultivated in Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Pakistan
  • Derived from the fruit of the Ajwain plant, a member of the Apiaceae family
  • Small, oval-shaped, and grayish-green in color
  • Widely used in Indian cuisine, especially in bread, curry, and vegetable dishes
  • Used in traditional medicine to aid digestion, reduce inflammation, and treat respiratory ailments
  • High-quality Ajwain seeds sourced directly from reliable suppliers
  • Available in bulk at competitive prices
  • Strong aroma and unique flavor

Alyssum seeds – Organic and conventional

Alyssum seeds

Organic and Conventional

Alyssum, with the same scientific name, is a plant whose seeds have medicinal properties. It is distributed in Europe, Asia and North Africa and has the highest biodiversity in the Mediterranean.

Ammoniacum gum – Organic and conventional

Ammonia gum

Organic and Conventional

• Ammoniacum gum is a resin that is obtained from the stem of a perennial herb called Dorema ammoniacum, which is native to Iran and surrounding countries. • The color of Ammoniacum gum can vary from yellow to brown, and it has a distinct, pungent aroma and a bitter taste• Ammoniacum gum is often used in perfumery to add depth and complexity to fragrances.• It has been used to treat respiratory ailments, such as coughs and asthma, as well as digestive issues and skin conditions.• Ammoniacum gum is also used in the production of incense, varnishes, and paints.• It is a valuable ingredient in many cosmetic formulations due to its ability to improve the texture and stability of creams and lotions.• We are proud to offer high-quality Ammoniacum gum in bulk quantities.• Our gum is carefully sourced from the best suppliers and is guaranteed to be of the highest quality.• Contact us today to place your order and experience the many benefits of Ammoniacum gum in your products.  

Anise – Organic and conventional

  • Anise is a flowering plant native to the eastern Mediterranean region and southwest Asia.
  • The seeds of the anise plant are used to produce the spice, which has a sweet, licorice-like flavor and aroma.
  • The spice is commonly used in cooking, particularly in baked goods, liquors, and savory dishes.
  • Anise oil is also extracted from the seeds and used in aromatherapy and fragrance production.
  • Anise can be consumed in various forms, such as ground spice, whole seeds, tea, and supplements.
  • Anise is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisines, as well as in some European and American dishes.
  • Anise is often used to add flavor to licorice candy and other sweets.
  • Anise has a long history of use in various cultures and is considered a symbol of fertility, protection, and good luck in some traditions.

Asafoetida gum – Organic and conventional

  • Organic and Conventional
  • Botanical Name: Our Asafoetida
  • products are made from the botanical name Asafoetida, also known as Ferula asafoetida.
  • This ensures the use of high-quality raw materials without any impurities.
  • Origin: We use original Asafoetida resin from Iran for our products, which is known for its high quality and rich flavor.
  • Pure resins: Our Asafoetida products contain pure resins extracted from the roots of the Asafoetida plant, guaranteeing that our products are free from additives or fillers.
  • Various forms: We offer our Asafoetida products in different forms, including paste, powder, oil, or dried.
  • This allows you to choose the form that suits your needs.

Asafoetida Oil – Organic and conventional

  • Asafoetida Oil is derived from the resin of the Ferula plant.
  • It has a pungent smell and a bitter taste.
  • The oil is pale yellow to dark brown in color.
  • Asafoetida oil is used in cooking, as a spice and flavoring agent.
  • It is also used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments.
  • Asafoetida oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.
  • In aromatherapy, Asafoetida oil is used to promote relaxation and relieve stress.
  • Asafoetida oil is a popular ingredient in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines.

Astragalus gum – Organic and conventional

  • Astragalus Gum is a natural gum derived from the root of the Astragalus plant.
  • It comes from various regions of Asia, including China, Mongolia, and Korea.
  • The gum is light yellow or brown in color, with a slightly sweet and bitter taste and a faint herbal aroma.
  • Astragalus Gum is also used in the food industry as a thickener and stabilizer in various products such as confectionery, beverages, and sauces.
  • It is also used in the cosmetics industry in skincare and hair care products for its moisturizing and anti-aging properties.
  • Astragalus Gum is available in bulk for various applications, including medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic.
 

Barberry – Organic and conventional

  • Botanical name: Berberis vulgaris
  • Traditionally sun-dried on the branch for several months
  • No bleaching oil or other treatments added
  • Handpicked, double sorted and cleaned, double laser sorted
  • As a manufacturer, supplier, and wholesaler, we offer the best quality of Berberis directly from our partner farm.
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Barberry Jam & Marmalade – Organic and conventional

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Barberry molasses – Organic and conventional

  • Sweet and tangy syrup made from barberry juice
  • Popular in Middle Eastern cuisine
  • Dark reddish-brown color and fruity aroma
  • Complex flavor profile that is sweet and tangy with an acidic edge
  • Versatile ingredient for meats, vegetables, and desserts
  • Adds depth of flavor and complexity to savory dishes
  • Used as a natural sweetener in desserts
  • High concentration of beneficial compounds, such as vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Delicious and nutritious addition to any kitchen.

Barberry powder – Organic and conventional

Introducing our high-quality Barberry powder, available for bulk sale! Barberry powder is a versatile ingredient used in many culinary and

Black Currant – Organic and conventonal

  • Blackcurrant, also known as "Ribisel" in Austria and "Schwarze Johannisbeere" in Germany, is a berry fruit with a sweet and tart taste.
  • The berries grow on a shrub native to temperate climates.
  • The berries can be eaten raw or processed into various products such as jam, juice, syrup, or wine.