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SAFFRON PROPERTIES

Culinary: distinctive flavor, mild aroma, reddish, alternative to salt.

Health: antidepressant, antioxidant, potential source of anticancer agents, calm coughs and bronchitis, removes obstructions of the liver, reduces cholesterol, helps expel gas, stimulates appetite, combat nervous disorders and asthma, relieves menstrual pain, has sedative properties and relieves colic and insomnia.

Besides being APHRODISIAC also improves male fertility and strengthens the heart.

 

THE SAFFRON

" Saffron is a spice derived from the dried stigmas of Crocus sativus flower , a species of crocus in the family Iridaceae .

Saffron is characterized by a bitter taste and aroma , these come from its chemical components and safranal picrocrocin . It also contains a carotenoid dye crocin guy named , that gives food a golden yellow . This makes saffron a popular in many dishes around the world component. In Spain is used as an essential component paella, also used in the production of rice, meat and seafood. Saffron also has applications in medicine. Saffron reaches high prices because their cultivation, harvesting and handling are very delicate. Because of its high economic value has been called red gold , having been subject to very different adulteration and counterfeiting using its name and its value.

Saffron consists of the stigma that may be attached or not the style of the flower Crocus sativus .

It is a spice whose global market , both in production and export has always led by Iran, followed by other countries such as Spain , Morocco , India and Greece. 250,000 crocus flowers are needed for a kilogram of pure saffron ."

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

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