“Mei Zohar” (Orange Flower Water)
The story of Pereg starts (appropriately) in Libya back in 1906, where Avraham Prig and his family lived and breathed spices. When they made Aliyah in 1948 (and changed their name to Pereg meaning poppy seed), they started spreading their love for spices throughout the land of Israel, with future generations of the family being born into the family business (and love of the land!). Mei Zohar (orange flower water) is made through a purification process from the buds of citrus fruit. North African Jews and specifically Libyans use it while making mallabi and sachleb (recipes on our blog!) as well as rubbing it on their hands for a refreshing smell at various life events.