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Qeimeh Nesar, The Famous Food of Qazvin

Qeimeh Nesar, one of the most well-known traditional foods of Qazvin with a lot of benefits that can increasing the body's energy.
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Introduction to Qeymeh Nesar

The unique geographical and climatic condition of Qazvin Province has a vast impact on Qazvini food diversity. The traditional foods and sweets of the region are famous not only in Iran but also in other countries. Qeymeh Nesar is the most popular and one of the most well-known traditional foods of Qazvin province. Such specific Gheymeh for Qazvin, unlike other Gheymeh stews, does not have cobs. Many people consider this special Qazvini stew similar to Morasa Polo (Jewelled Rice) and Ajil Polo (Nuts & Rice). The Qeimeh Nesar is made with minced mutton or beef, rice, fried onion, slivered ​​almond and ​​pistachio, ​​orange peel, and barberry poured over rice before serving.

History of Qeymeh Nesar

The dish, which has historical roots in Qazvin, was noble in the past and was popular during the reign of Shah Abbas in Qazvin, more than ever before. Qeimeh Nesar is served at weddings, vows on the days of Ashura Tasua, and the new year’s night. “Gheymeh Nesar” consists of two separate words, Gheymeh means stew prepared with minced meat, and Nesar means what is served for wedding guests. Such dish, in addition to its pleasant taste, has a charming appearance. The combination of orange peel slices with barberry, pistachio, and almond slices, gives the table an ideal look. Serving this good food is like Chelo Gosht (Persian rice and meat); The stew is poured on the rice, decorated with saffron rice, barberry, and special nuts. The people of Qazvin usually serve this dish with herbs and yogurt.

Food Properties of Qeimeh Nesar

Qeimeh Nesar contains A, C, D, E, and a variety of B vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, carbohydrates, protein, sodium, potassium, calcium, manganese, zinc, copper, choline Selenium, iron, magnesium, folic acid, phosphorus, sugar, fiber, and the amino acid tryptophan.

The benefits of Qeimeh Nesar include the following:

  • General strengthening and increasing the body’s energy
  • Strengthen bones and teeth, preventing osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, especially in elders
  • Eliminate anxiety, stress, and depression
  • Strengthen vision and prevent diseases such as cataracts
  • Elimination of anemia
  • Beneficial for growing children and thin people
  • Improve brain function, strengthen memory and prevent Alzheimer’s
  • Strengthen the immune system, preventing diseases such as cancer
  • Freshening skin and hair regeneration and help hair regrowth
  • Muscularization of the body
  • Reduce bad fats and increase good blood fats

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