Iranian Sweet Qom Sohan
Iranian Sweet Qom Sohan

Sohan is the most famous Iranian sweet and is a special souvenir of Qom.

Sohan is an Iranian sweet made from wheat germ.

Qom  Sohan is the most famous Sohan of Iran and the largest and most varied sample of Sohan produced in Qom.

The exact history of Sohan relates to the Qajar period. Between 1910 to 1911, when the courtyard of the Holy Shrine opened in the holy city of Qom.

The elders of Qom made a grand opening ceremony, and Nasser-al-Din Shah was supposed to be present at the opening, but he sent his agent to Qom.

At the time of the ceremony, according to the customs of that period, each of the elders of the city offered gifts to the Shah’s representative for respect.

In the meantime, one of the elders presented a special sweet to the shah’s representative.

He ate this sweet after lunch and enjoyed it. He said that the sweet digest me, like a rasp that took iron. (rasp in Persian is Sohan)

He requested that, take this nice sweet candy for the king.

Initially, Sohan was special for elders and nobles.

Sohan compounds are:

Wheat sprout, flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Butter, Pistachio, Almond, Saffron, Cardamom and Rosewater, Yolk (yellow part of the egg).

Most of Sohan’s benefits are due to wheat sprout, which is why it has a lot of protein and is a great source of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins B and E, soothing the nerves.

The wheat sprout, due to natural sugars, save energy in the muscles and improve muscle performance and prevent tiredness and irritability.

 

We have a special tour for Sohan

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