Saffron is considered as one of the most exotic spices on planet. It is also the oldest spices which have been utilized for many years in countries like Iran, China, Egypt and India. It is also one of the most expensive spice derived from Crocus sativus flower also known as saffron crocus. Although some doubts remain on its origin, it is believed that saffron originated in Iran.
Saffron's aroma is often described by connoisseurs as reminiscent of metallic honey with grassy or hay-like notes, while its taste has also been noted as hay-like and sweet. Saffron also contributes a luminous yellow-orange coloring to foods. Saffron is widely used in Persian, Indian, European, and Arab cuisines. Confectioneries and liquors also often include saffron. Saffron is used in dishes ranging from the jeweled rice and khoresh of Iran the Milanese risotto of Italy, the paella of Spain, the bouillabaisse of France, to the biryani with various meat accompaniments in South Asia. One of the most esteemed use for saffron is in the preparation of the Golden Ham, a precious dry-cured ham made with saffron from San Gimignano
Dried saffron is 65% carbohydrates, 6% fat, 11% protein (table) and 12% water. In a serving of one tablespoon (2 grams), manganese is present as 28% of the Daily Value, while other micronutrients have negligible content
Types of Saffron
1) Negin : This kind of saffron has the highest coloring power among the other kinds and its volume is higher too.
2) All Red: This kind of saffron is similar to coupe and its derived from Bunch saffron, i.e the white or yellow parts of the saffron thread are cut from scissors and then using static electricity they are separated from the red part. The remaining parts are completely red and they are really pure and without style. This type of saffron has very high coloring power.
3) Poushal: This kind of saffron contains filaments which have 2 or 3 mm style.Its coloring power is high
4) Bunch: This kind of saffron consist of both, style and red colored stigma. It is also called Red & White in which the red part is about 70% to 75% and the style is 25 to 30%.According to Iran’s Standard, it is filament 4%.
5) Style (Konj in Persian) : It is yellow or white parts of saffron threads which are separated from Red-colored stigma. Infact this type of saffron cannot be defined as pure saffron. It does not contain the dye, crocin that gives food a rich golden color. It is mostly applied for medicinal usages.
Use Saffron Threads to get radiant and smooth skin, prepare the following face pack.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder, 2 to 3 strands of saffron, and 2 spoons of milk.
- Wash your face and wipe with a cloth before applying this face mask.
- Apply it while your face is still wet.
- Massage your skin thoroughly in a circular motion.
- Allow it to dry for 20 minutes, then rinse off.
- This mask should be applied once a week for maximum results.
Prevent Hair Loss.
All you need to do is
- Soak a few strands of Naturevibe Botanicals saffron in milk and add Naturevibe Botanicals Licorice Powder to the mixture.
- Mix well till you get a paste. Apply this to your scalp and hair.
- Leave it as it is for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.
- Repeat twice a week.
Enjoy the delicious Saffron Milk Recipe.
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp sugar
- 10 strands saffron (a tiny pinch)
- After milk is boiled add sugar, then saffron.
- Let it simmer for a good 5mins, mix well and serve with a sprinkle of few strands of saffron.
Notes for the Recepie.
- You can replace sugar with other sweetners of your choice like honey, Coconut palm sugar etc.
- If you prefer you can add chopped nuts along with saffron.
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