The Zagara flowers


The orange tree produces almost 500 oranges per tree that can be picked and gathered from November until May or June.  In springtime the branches of the tree blossom with the most beautiful little white flowers.  This flower is then used to make fragrances and perfumes.  Sometime it’s even used in certain desserts where the essence of zagara adds a touch of something special.  Zagara is the name used for citrus flowers but in particular that of the bitter orange and its essence is extracted from the peel.  It’s Arabic root, Zahrah, literally translates to “white flower”.

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