Abshar Iranian Sweets located on Jumeirah Beach Road sells some of the most healthy and delicious nuts and seeds imported from around the region.
Nuts and seeds are a source of protein, healthy oils, omega3 and other minerals that are integral for good health and disease prevention. Although high in fat, if eaten in the right manner nuts and seeds can actually help you lose weight. They also make ideal snacks and are great gifts when going over to someone’s place.
Our latest find is a Iranian sweet shop that carries an entire range of local and regional nuts, dry fruits and seeds. Located in the courtyard of the famous Irani restaurant, Abshar, this shop is definitely worth a visit.
One section sells freshly baked pastries and cakes (try their moreish, bite-size, cream-filled choux), but it is the open bags of nuts and dry fruit that really stand out. With 16 varieties, there is an entire range of exotic pistachios, walnuts, figs, almonds, Japanese seed, watermelon seed, sunflower seed, raisins and even dried plums. We couldn’t help but notice the pumpkin seeds that surprisingly come in three different sizes-something we have never seen before!
Depending on your taste the nuts come in salted, unsalted and roasted versions.
For those who don’t enjoy eating nuts, seeds and dry fruit can incorporate them into their cooking or add them to smoothies and soups for that added energy.
Abshar Iranian Sweets
Jumeirah Beach Road
Umm Suqeimm 1
Opening hours: from 8am to 12am
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