Monday, June 11, 2007

Lebanon rose

Roses, very special ones, are cultivated in the small village of Ksarnaba in the Bekaa. They are very fragrant and are used to make rose water, a cure-all extract used in making sweets and in folk medicine. Very high quality stuff, most of it is exported. Would it surprise you if I told you that the governments of Lebanon never gave any importance to this product? And that it provides for the livelihoods of hundreds of small farmers. Arabic article

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