Saffron is derived from a flower called 'crocus sativus' (Saffron crocus) It is a small plant with 20 to 30 cm height. It bears a maximum of four flowers. Each flower has three vivid crimson stigmas. They are present at the distal end of the flower's carpel. The style and stigma are collected from the flower and are sun dried. These sun dried threads are the costliest spice among other spices of the world. They are mainly used for seasoning and colouring foods. It was first cultivated near Greece. It has a chemical component 'crocin' which imparts a golden yellow colour to the dishes. Now Iran is the top producer of saffron with 90% of world production from Iran. There are much different varieties of saffron that is used for being sold in place of the original saffron. They all look similar in appearance but their quality differs very much. It is traditionally believed that if a pregnant woman intakes a pinch of saffron with warm milk regularly the baby will be fairer and will have good health. So it is popular in India for this purpose too. Other than this is is add in almost all the desserts for its flavour. It gives a sweet colour to the biryani rice when added by mixing the saffron in mater. Try this most expensive spice for you cooking and other health benefits.
- Autumn Crocus
- Croci Stigma
- Crocus Cultivé
- Crocus sativus
- Indian Saffron
- Saffron Crocus
- Safran Cultivé
- Safran Espagnol
- Safran des Indes
- Safran Véritable
- Spanish Saffron
- True Saffron
Place of Origin
Types of Product
Uses of Product
- Saffron is used in confectioneries and liquors.
- It is used to cure a cold and cough.
- Saffron is used for dyeing fabrics.
- It is also used for its perfume in perfumery.
- It is used for religious purposes too in India.
- Saffron is used for cooking many dishes.
- It is widely used for making biryani.
- Saffron is used for preparing golden ham.
- It is traditionally used as medicine.
- It contains volatile oil.
- Saffron has active components like
- It prevents many diseases.
- Saffron helps in the detoxifying body.
- It acts like an antidepressant.
- Saffron is digestive and anticonvulsant.
- It aids cell formation and repair.
- Saffron helps in preventing heart problems.
- It controls blood pressure.
- Saffron helps in cell production.
- It helps to lose weight.
- It resolves respiratory problems.
- Saffron activates sexual interest
- It is good for mental health.
- Saffron is had for radiant and fairer skin.
- Saffron heals wounds and scars.
- Saffron controls hair fall.
Saffron is highly preferred in cooking different dishes to add flavour, colour and aroma.
Serving 1 (100g)
Total Fat 6g
• Saturated 1.6g
• Trans 0g
• Polyunsaturated 2.1g
• Monounsaturated 0.4g
Total carbs 65g
• Dietary Fiber 3.9g
• Sugars 3.9g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 134%