What is Persian Saffron?
Saffron, with its botanical name crocus sativus, is a natural spice with the highest quality, fascinating fragrance, pleasant flavor, and superb coloring strength. It is derived from the dried stigmas of the purple saffron crocus. Persian saffron is ranked the best around the world due to its deeper red color and fantastic smell that is world renowned. The genuine Persian saffron is not only being used in the culinary world but also has worldwide medicinal use.
Medicinal benefit of Saffron?
It has long been used in traditional medicine around the world, and modern scientific studies suggest that saffron could also have a role to play in fighting diseases. Research suggests that the carotenoid compounds responsible for saffron striking color (safranal, crocetin, crocin) could play a part in inhibiting the growth of tumors. The active constituents in saffron could help alleviate gastric problems, heart disease, insulin resistance, depression, premenstrual syndrome, insomnia and anxiety. Eating saffron also appears to help vision by slowing the degeneration of the retina that occurs with age.
How do you use Saffron?
It can be used in a lot of dishes. It would give the best aroma, color and flavor to the food.