Our Chocolate Coated Rose Turkish Delight
“About 1% of the UK population has some kind of wheat intolerance, although for now only a fraction of us know about it. A further 5% are estimated to have gastric-related problems linked to gluten, while many more are choosing to reduce their intake for other health and fitness reasons. That’s at least four million Brits that should be making the switch to gluten-free.” (London Loves Business)
That is a startling amount of people. As is the case with a lot of special dietary requirements, the alternatives are sometimes not that appetising. That is where Truede comes in.
Our chocolate coated rose flavour Turkish delight is both gluten free and approved by the vegetarian society, so that more people than ever can be delighted by the scrumptious treats that Truede has to offer with no fear. And now, we have the same delightful flavour in our luxury tins, inspired by traditional Iznik designs and the perfect gift!
The rose is known as the universal natural medicine. In particular are a fantastic source of Vitamin C, with high levels of antioxidants to make sure that your skin is healthy. They also contain high amounts of Vitamin A, B, and K, carotene, calcium and potassium.
It is also an ingredient with a long and varied history. The ancient Persians began extracting rose water from the flower’s petals in the 10th century. Before then, the scent of roses was a common fragrance in Indian, Grecian and Egyptian perfume. Though it was not just valued for its scent and aesthetic appeal. It was one of the most valued medicinal plants in the monastery gardens of medieval Europe and today the known health benefits of rose are varied:
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid has several important properties. It helps to maintain cells and connective tissue, which is responsible for the support and structure of other tissue and organs. Adults need 40 mg of Vitamin C a day and a lack of it can lead to diseases such as scurvy. Vitamin C can’t be stored in the body, so it has to come from your daily diet.
The good news is that Rose Petals are a wonderful source of Vitamin C, with high levels of antioxidants to make sure that your skin is healthy. According to Doctor of medical science Boris Vasilyev;
‘The content of ascorbic acid in hips is ten times more than in blackcurrant, 50 times more than in lemon and 100 times more than in apples.’
Improved State of Mind
Rose petals offer soothing properties to both the nerves and are generally regarded to be a mild sedative and anti-depressant. The rose is increasingly used in conditions related to stress: nervous tension, peptic ulcers and heart disease among others. Rose petals are a staple in Ayuryedic medicine (a form of alternative medicine native to the Indian subcontinent) to detoxify the mind and body.
Nancy L. Nickell, in her book ‘Nature’s Aphrodisiacs’, painted the rose as sensual, evocative and with the ability to evoke the spirit of love in the heart and mind. She wrote that Rose is a classic aphrodisiac as it affects the mind and body in a synergistic fashion. The scent of roses can reach within to lift depressive moods and create a feeling of well-being and mild euphoria.
The Universal Natural Medicine
Not just known to contain Vitamin C, rose petals also contain Vitamin A, B group Vitamins, carotene and Vitamin K, which is essential for haemopoesis. Haemopoesis is the formation of blood cell components. New blood cells need to be produced daily in order to maintain steady circulation. Rose Petals are also known to contain calcium which influences the metabolism. A study conducted by Michael Zemel, director of The Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, found that calcium stored in fat cells plays a crucial role in regulating how fat is processed and stored by the body. The more calcium there is in a fat cell, the more fat the cell will burn — and the greater the weight loss.
Rose petals also contain potassium, which is important for normal heart activity, copper which improves the activity of endocrine glands and iodine which is good for thyroid glands. This has led to rose petals being given the name of ‘universal natural medicine’.
As we only use natural flavours from real plant extracts, you’re sure to feel the benefits of our ingredients whilst being delighted by the taste.
Sikimic, Simona. “Why gluten-free and sugar-free are London’s fastest-growing foodie fads.” London Loves Business. N.P. 19 July 2013. Web. 7 September 2015.