SAFFRON 0.018oz PREMIUM
What is saffron?
Saffron – the most expensive spice in the world by weight . Saffron is used as a component of spices, cosmetics, medicines and coloring pigments. When dried, it is known for its tart taste, a grass-like smell and a slightly metallic sheen. It is made from the marks of the pistils of the spice plant – cultivated saffron.
Saffron has an intense flavor that is described as bitter, spicy and musky. To bring out its depth, it is recommended to soak saffron in a water before using it
The high price of saffron is due to the extremely labor-intensive harvesting of crocus flowers. The red-orange threads of the flower pistils are hand-picked in painstaking, precise work. It takes a daily effort of at least 15 people to accumulate a kilogram of this material on scales.
This plant has origin in South-West Asia, but it was grown first in Greece. The biggest producer nowadays of saffron is Iran, which accounts for over 50% of world production.
Saffron is mainly used in the production of dishes and drinks. Also found its use in baking, curry dishes or alcoholic beverages.
We can buy Shaffron on our site herbsofthesaints or in almost every spices and herbs shops.
The flower of the plant is purple, but pistils are red.
Saffron is also used as a fabric dye. As a coloring agent it is unstable and its orange-yellow color quickly turns to yellow. Increasing the amount of dye causes the color to change to a red.
It is characterized by an amazing scent of mushrooms, sandalwood, pepper and licorice. The more popular varieties of saffron smell of honey with a hint of warm bitterness.
Saffron organic properties:
- may supports digestion,
- may has anti-cancer properties,
- may supports the circulatory system.
- may stimulates the appetite,
- may has a diastolic effect,
- may shows antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect
- may increases libido
Due to the intense flavor, you should not use more than 5 threads per person, and if you choose the ground variety, the appropriate amount will not exceed 30 milligrams (0.0012oz)
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