The simplicity of this layered dessert hides its deeper and more complex aromatic flavors. A cherry compote subtly scented with rose makes an exquisite combination with cardamom yogurt and a topping of ground pistachios and dried rose petals. When buying rose petals, look for dried ones grown for edible use.
Petals with polyphenols
Rose petals are full of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidant compounds that can help prevent cell damage. Rose petals and rose hips contain high levels of vitamin C, which supports our immune function. Rose petal tea also contains vitamin E, which, when taken with vitamin C, assists in healthy skin. It’s also thought that the simple aroma of rose can act to promote a relaxed mood.