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Saffron

Saffron is a premium, natural product, renowned for its exotic fragrance, unique flavor and distinctive color. Its rich aroma and taste adds flavor to any recipe.

There are only a few spices in the world as precious as saffron. The saffron spice is unique because of its delicate flavor and vibrant golden color. 

Each saffron flower contains only three stigmas which can only be harvested by hand.  Each stigma is then separated by hand from the saffron flower and dried. This labor intensive process is why the saffron spice is one of the most expensive and sought after spice in the world. 

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Cooking with saffron

Only a small amount of the precious saffron spice is needed to flavor and color rice dishes, seafood, sauces, breads and desserts. Saffron is known for its rich aroma and earthy flavor, which makes it a popular ingredient in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is sold by the gram.

Saffron is a versatile spice and has been used for thousands of years to elevate the taste and aroma in recipes. 

How to use Saffron

 

The saffron spice are the dried stigmas of the crocus sativus, saffron flowers, grown in Afghanistan. Saffron is a spice that has inspired the world for more than 4,000 years. Used in ancient rituals, folk remedies, and recognized by the greatest chefs throughout history, saffron is more than just a spice—it's a source of wisdom and health.


In cooking, saffron works both as a flavoring agent and as a natural food colorant. Saffron powder can be combined with other sauces and spices to create a beautiful golden color when cooking. Saffron is also been known to improve health conditions such as anxiety, depression, asthma, insomnia, cancer and heart disease. Saffron is often considered to be one of the most expensive spices in the world.


Saffron uses and effectiveness 

 

Saffron is best known as a culinary herb, but it also has many potential health benefits. Research has proven it be high in anti-oxidants, to have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as an appetite suppressant and a weight-loss aid. Saffron has a calmative effect and elevates your mood, it is therefore good to use as an antidepressant. It is often recommended to be consumed when you have a depression, anxiety, Alzheimer disease, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS).


Saffron is widely used as a spice, medicinal herb, and food coloring. Saffron is used in some folk medicine practices. Saffron extracts and its compounds show some potential for memory enhancement and protecting against certain types of cancer.

Each saffron flower (Crocus sativus L.) has three stigmas and these are hand-picked and processed to create the saffron spice. The saffron spice can be consumed raw, cooked, or steeped in a liquid to make an extract or tea. Saffron is also effective for making vision better and treating age related macular degeneration.


Saffron potential health benefits

Saffron has been used in food, beverages, and as a natural coloring agent. It is also used for depression, anxiety, Alzheimer disease, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The chemical compounds found in saffron may elevate your mood, fight oxidative stress, fight cancer cells, decrease swelling because of the anti-inflammatory properties.

Buy saffron online 

 

Moonflowers Co offers the highest quality saffron in our online shop. Our saffron is hand-picked by women in Afghanistan. What to know before buying saffron? The saffron spice comes from the Crocus Sativus flower (also known as the saffron flower, crocus flower or autumn crocus) and is mostly grown in Afghanistan, Iran, India, Spain and Greece. The quality of the saffron determines how strong the taste and scent will be. Moonflowers Co offers the super-negin variety which is the highest in saffranal, crocin, and picrocrocin.  The super-negin variety is the highest quality of saffron and you recognize it when you see that the threads are dark red, long stemmed and do not contain any yellow or orange parts. Moonflowers Co saffron is highly fragrant and aromatic. 

 

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