Gaz is one of the sweet snacks of Iranians, which is produced especially in Isfahan and is considered a souvenir of Isfahan. Gaz is widely known as Persian Nougat in American and European countries. To prepare Gaz, sugar, egg white, almond and pistachio kernels, cardamom, rose water and a type of liquid glucose called Badka are used.
According to the sayings, “Gaz of Isfahan” has been created since the Safavid period and at the same time with the resurgence of Iranian art and culture in Isfahan. Previously, the main ingredient of Gaz was a natural nectar called Gaz Angabin, which is a substance similar to honey and an insect secretion that lives on the leaves of certain wilde shrub that grows mainly in Khansar areas. The more the nectar of Gaz Angebin was used in the production of Gaz sweet, the more the quality and of course the price of Gaz sweet became. Today, the price of Gaz is mainly based on the price of pistachio and almond kernels that have been added to Gaz. Gaz is one of the few sweets that is not used flour, starch and oil in its production and despite its relatively long shelf life, no unnatural additives such as dyes, chemical essences and preservatives are used in its production.