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For the villages in Iran, see Pashmak, Iran.
Alternative names Iranian cotton candy
Type Cotton candy
Place of origin  Iran
Region or state Yazd
Main ingredients Sugar, sesame
Cookbook: Pashmak  Media: Pashmak

Pashmak (Persian: پشمک‎‎) is a form of Iranian candy floss or cotton candy, made from sugar. Pashmak is served on its own or as an accompaniment to fruits, cakes, ice creams, puddings and desserts. It is widely known as Persian Cotton Candy.[1] It is sometimes garnished with ground pistachio nuts. Although the texture is similar to cotton candy, both method and ingredients are different.

Pashmak originated in the Iranian city of Yazd known for its various traditional Persian sweets such as Baghlava, Qottab, and Gaz during Safavid Empire.

A Turkish sweet called pişmaniye bears some resemblance to Pashmak.

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  1. ^ "Shiraz Sights", at

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