Since the 40’s, Rosa Damascena is picked and extracted in south Morocco around the M’Goun and Daddes rivers.
Rose was traditionally grown here in hedges around the gardens, mostly used as dried buds and also incorporated in powder in the “henna” recipe for its cosmetic properties.
The Moroccan rose absolute has a distinct smell from the Bulgarian and Turkish qualities.
In Morocco, Firmenich #NaturalsTogether partner cultivates Rosa Damascena on its own lands at Kelaat M’gouna which ensures a control of the supply and high qualities of roses extracts.
Benefits in use
Useful for lemon and tropical fruits
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Extracted part: flowers.
350 flowers app. harvested in 1 Kg.
2 000 flowers app. harvested per hour per person.
300 000 flowers app. to produce 1 Kg of absolute.
800 kg of flowers are necessary to obtain 1 Kg of absolute.