Dabur Keora Water – Fragrant Flavor for Desserts
What is the Dabur Keora Water?
Keora (sometimes spelled kewra, kewda or kevda) essence is extracted from a species of tree known as Pandanus odoratissimus. It is extensively used for flavoring dishes, particularly sweet ones, throughout the subcontinent, Sri Lanka and much of Polynesia. While this species of screwpine has fruits that are a major source of food (particularly in Micronesia), it is from its flowers that this delicate and delicious fragrance is extracted and is then made available in the form of Keora water or oil. In South East Asia, the leaves are often used to add flavor to rice dishes or cakes.
The Dabur Keora Water is a fragrant food flavoring that may be used in any number of ways. Due to its wonderful fragrance, it is popularly used to flavor rice dishes, desserts as well as meat dishes and barbecues primarily in the subcontinent.
While the Dabur Keora Water is essentially pure, a number of preservatives and stabilizers have been added to ensure longer shelf life. You can find a complete list of ingredients further below and as far as we are able to determine, none of the ingredients in the Dabur Keora Water pose any health risks. They are deemed safe for eating by both the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and the US FDA (Food and Drugs Administration).
What can I use the Dabur Keora Water for?
The Dabur Keora Water is a fragrant essence that is mostly used as a flavor for foods, but like rose water or orange blossom water is incredibly versatile. You can use it to add a beautiful fragrance to your beauty products, hair oils or massage oils. You can mix Dabur Keora Water into drinks to add an exotic flavor and scent.
The most common use of Dabur Keora Water is in making desserts, sweets, puddings or baked goods. You can add it to cakes, muffins or ice cream to impart a lovely flavor or use it in kheer, ras malai, ras gulla, rabri, jallebi and other Indian sweetmeats or desserts. It is also commonly used to add flavor to rice in biryani or Nasi Pandan – Malaysian style rice which is usually prepared with a paste made from the leaves of the tree.
It is increasingly being used in a number of subcontinental meat dishes ranging from gravies to barbecues. You could use the Dabur Keora Water in Chicken Korma or in kebabs.
The Dabur Keora Water is safe enough to eat and has a lengthy shelf life. It is available for a very low price and unlike most brands of Keora water it actually has the essence of Pandanus Tectorius. You can use it in food or cosmetics as it has a lovely fragrant scent.
If you are looking for purely naturally ingredients, the Dabur Keora Water will likely not satisfy your needs.
In our opinion, the Dabur Keora Water is an excellent ingredient to have in your kitchen. It is incredibly versatile ingredient and can be used in the preparation of dishes ranging from desserts to stews, gravies or roasts. Considering its low price and the quality of the product, we believe that the Dabur Keora Water is an excellent purchase.
Dabur India Ltd.
Country of Origin: Product of India
Ingredients: Purified Water, Pandanus Ectorius Extract, Propylene Glycol Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (E202), Citric Acid (E330)
Product Weight: 8.25 FL OZ (250 ML)
Storage Instructions: Keep in Cool & Dry Place