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Saffron  Overview:

Saffron is a spice obtained from the stigmas of the flower of Crocus Sativus Linnaeus, commonly known as Rose of Saffron. Crocus Sativus Linnaeus belongs to the family of Iridaceae and is characterized for having a purple flower with red stigmas and yellow stamens. The flower of Crocus Sativus

Linnaeus is sterile, because it is a hybrid that has been maintained for centuries because of the value of its stigmas. The reproduction of this plant is done with bulbs. Each flower of Crocus Sativus Linnaeus has three stigmas of saffron, also called filaments, which are joined by the style. The stigmas are of trumpet shape; they are bright red gradually changing to yellow in the style.

 

 

Health Benefits:

  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Useful in treatment of Depression
  • Digestion improver. Anti-cramping
  • Useful for heart and Blood Pressure diseases
  • Supports the human Immune system
  • Relieves and prevents growth of cancer cells
  • Lowers Cholesterol levels
  • Useful for infections
  • Improves Memory
  • Protects from Alzheimer
  • Saffron contains vitamins (B1) – (B2)
  • Improves sexual dysfunction

How to use Saffron

Saffron is used in cooking, can be added to soup, rice dishes, seafood, sweets, rock candy, honey, vinegar or can be boiled and taken as a tea & can be added to coffee.