Saffron, A Red Gold Of Nature
Saffron is considered as one of the most exotic spices on the planet. It is also the oldest spices which have been utilized for many years in countries like Iran, China, Egypt and India. Saffron can be use as gastronomic and therapeutic. In ancient Persian, Egyptian and Indian cultures, saffron was utilized as an aphrodisiac. It was thought that saffron was so efficient in cleansing your body, boosting sexual desire as well as sharpening your mind. Saffron has also been utilized as a seasoning, dye, medicine and fragrance for over 3,000 years.
Saffron is very effective on improving the mood. It’s said that if you eat too much saffron, you will die laughing. Studies showed that saffron could be a natural healing substance. Saffron is claimed to have potential for a role in age-related macular degeneration and treatment of cancer (source: drugs.com). I is also claimed to be a good sexual drive stimulator, anti-depressant, anti-tumor, anti-Alzheimer, anti-Parkinson, food digestive, stomach stimulator, anti-spasm, good for attention, sleep and memory, natural pain reliever and good for high blood pressure and cholesterol (source: WebMD).
HOW TO SELECT SAFFRON?
Saffron is so expensive. There are many fake and adulterated products being dyed to mimic saffron. In order for you to find out whether your saffron is pure or not, immerse little amount of product in milk or warm water and once the water change it colors right away, then the saffron is just an imitation. True saffron must soak in milk or warm water for at least 10 up to 15 minutes prior its deep red color and the aroma start to develop.
Saffron, (crocus sativus), has several applications in medicine. Studies reveal that saffron has the ability in reducing blood fat, eliminating free radicals and preventing tumor. With the currently made clinical studies in this regard, it implies that saffron is very effective in memory improvement and learning. To put it simply, consumption of saffron will revitalize learning power to a greater extent. Saffron essence is rich in carotene, which possesses a [...]
Saffron is an excellent antioxidant with total housekeeping benefits that will give your body a total cleanse from head to toe. You will know the real essence and meaning of “wellness” the moment saffron becomes a part of your every day cooking. The saffron’s quality is tied to its purity, freshness and aroma. Our saffron is 100% fresh and pure, so you will get the best of both worlds. Sargol [...]
The Different Saffron Flower Organs Saffron, also known as Crocus Sativus, comes from the Iridaceae family. It is a perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plant but without any stem. Saffron bulb and corm is meaty and has a spherical shape and brown color. Every saffron corm produces 6-9 thin leaves like those of the lawn grasses. The roots of saffron are of fibrous kind, which grows through the corm’s base. Saffron [...]
All red Saffron – The Priciest Spice in the World 70,000 flowers are required to make 1 pound of Saffron. Picking the three small stigma of every flower is extremely labor-intensive, which makes it the priciest spice in the world. This spice comes from the Crocus plant, cultivated mainly in lands with long hot summer. Saffron grows in Middle east, Spain and India, the main states that export this spice. [...]
Saffron, a plant from the Iridaceaea family, has a scientific name of Crocus Sativus. References such as Americana Encyclopedia says that this term has been coined from Corycus, aregion located in Cilicia, which is situated in the East Meditteranean. Some people believe that saffron originated from Median, Iran. In the other hand, some believe that saffron originated in Central Asia, Iran, Turkey and Greece. Saffron is documented to have been [...]