About Noughat (Gaz)
The Persian word Gaz is associated with gaz-angebin which translates to 'Honey of Gaz', in reference to a species of Tamarisk, T. gallica that is native to the Zagros mountain range located to the west of Isfahan. Gaz is traditionally presumed to be the sap of the Tamarisk tree
Gaz dates backs to 450 years ago in Isfahan, when the sap found on the Tamarisk tree was combined with flour, bread, pistachios, almonds and chocolate in traditional and industrial workshops.
The height of this mountain tree reaches a height of two meters and it usually grows in good weather in the mountains of Bakhtiari and Khansar. The product of this tree becomes ready to harvest in the late summer and the shiny and yellow grains come out in the stems like millet. At this time, the owners of the trees must harvest them before the autumnal rains.
The sweet, milky honey (angebin) found on the Gaz plant is associated with manna, a food mentioned in the religious texts of the Abrahamic religions.
Properties of Iranian Gaz
Persian Gaz is one of the famous sweets in Iran. Gaz is sweet and also white , thats taste like nougat but with some difference in taste. One thing important of Gaz , its made from a important subtance thats gaz-angebin and income from Tamarix.
Celebrations such as Nowruz, the Persian New Year, feature gaz. During the Nowruz holiday, family and friends visit each other's homes and, typically, the host offers fruits and sweets to their guests. Served with sherbet or tea, gaz is a favorite delicacy and a much-appreciated gift as it helps to ensure that a household will have ample snacks to serve all holiday visitors.