Known scientifically as Crocus Sativus, saffron is used in cooking as a spice. An onion covered in saffron has a brown covering that protects it from the elements. After drying, the crimson stigmas can be used to season and color food. At nearly $15,000 per kilogram, saffron is the world’s most expensive spice by weight. Iran is generally considered to be the birthplace of saffron. More than 90% of the world’s saffron is produced in Iran. A majority of Persian saffron is exported to China. This product is exported worldwide for about $275.840.000.
Health Benefits of Persian Saffron
Saffron has many medicinal and therapeutic benefits. The benefits of Persian saffron for the brain and stomach, for children and nerves, and for weight loss, Etc., are completely clear to us today, saffron contains vitamins B6, B2, B1, vitamin C and other nutrients needed by the body. Stay on top because we are going to talk about those health benefits of Iranian Saffron you probably didn’t know…
Improving Cell Functions with Saffron
Saffron contains protein that can repair damaged cells. Protein is the main necessary substance that is known as the building block of all body organs and is found in almost all tissues.
Improving Lung Functions with Saffron
The lung is the main organ of the human respiratory system and saffron has a great effect in protecting the lung cells and its tissue against several other infections and diseases such as corona, bronchitis, Etc. Persian Saffron can also be used to treat shortness of breath.
Health Benefits of Saffron for Kids
Most of the expert scientific authorities believe that the only food that a baby under 6 months of age is allowed to consume is mother’s milk. But after that, the child should be given complementary foods, usually it is recommended not to use salt, paste and spices in the child’s food.
This causes the food to not have a pleasant color and taste, and the child refuses to eat it. Adding a very small amount of saffron dissolved in water can make the food look beautiful for the child and increase the child’s appetite due to its wonderful aroma. When it comes to children, we are usually more careful, how do you know if the saffron you’re feeding your kids is organic and safe? All you have to do is to find a trusted source. CyrusCrafts healthy snack is one…
Improving Vision with Saffron
Scientists and researchers of medical sciences say: The secret of preventing blindness in old age lies in the consumption of Iranian premium saffron. During their studies, researchers determined that the daily consumption of this plant in food helps to produce sensitive eye cells, which are necessary for vision. It’s worth it.
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Types & Price of Persian Saffron
In general, saffron can be divided into six categories:
- Sargol Saffron
- Super Negin Saffron
- Negin Saffron
- Poshal Saffron
- Bunch Saffron
- Saffron Root
Here we will review them briefly. These divisions are usually based on the method of separating the stigma from the root of saffron. Take a look at this picture…
But what about the price of saffron? Super Negin saffron is the most expensive type due to the strong taste, color and aroma then comes Negin Saffron. Sargol Saffron is at 3rd place, Poshal Saffron next, and Saffron Root is the cheapest type of Saffron.
Side Effects of Saffron
- Saffron consumption excessively can cause blood thinning and decreased blood pressure in women, which may result in nosebleeds or uterine bleeding. Pregnant women should avoid excessive consumption of this substance due to the reasons listed above, as excessive consumption may cause miscarriage.
- A high intake of saffron causes vomiting, decreased heart rate, bleeding nose, bleeding eyelids, lips and tongue, dizziness, lethargy, yellowing of the skin and other dangerous side effects. These side effects can even lead to death.
- Saffron can harm kidneys if eaten in excess. As well as reducing appetite, it causes headaches and sensory disturbances.
Avoid Fake Saffron
False saffron is produced with nonstandard colors and preservatives. It is important to note that even though these products contain saffron, it is very little. It’s hard to tell fake saffron from real saffron because their textures and colors are so similar. So, next time you are going to buy Saffron, look for trusted sources.
Saffron & Weight Loss
For color and flavor, saffron is also added to many weight loss supplements. When following a diet like this, you must be careful. Saffron can be dangerous if used long-term. You should be cautious about the duration of use when taking saffron supplements for weight loss. Make sure this period does not exceed six weeks. In any case, you are advised to consume saffron under a specialist’s supervision. Consult your doctor or fitness trainer before reducing or increasing the amount of saffron supplements.
Best Type of Persian Saffron
Negin saffron is the best type of saffron. Negin saffron has different types such as Nagin, semi-Nagin, super Nagin, Etc. Nagin saffron is the best and most expensive type of saffron, and this type of saffron is usually used to export. It also has a high coloring power.
What Makes Persian Saffron Different?
Plants and their constituents are affected by climate change and geographical conditions quantitatively and qualitatively, which explains why some plants are of a higher quality in one region and others are of lower quality. Saffron takes its poisoning from a substance called safranal.
Iranian Saffron contains fewer safranal than saffron throughout the world, which means that its Iranian Saffron is much less harmful.
How to Use Persian Saffron
As you might already know, Saffron has many usages but one of the most common correct ways to consume saffron is to brew it and use it on your Iranian rice meals, soups, and other foods. For this, you need to grind the saffron strings. Then put the ground saffron powder in a small bowl or a glass and add some boiling water to cover the saffron. Then cover it and let the saffron infuse for 30 minutes. You can expose this dish to indirect heat by placing it on a samovar so that it brews faster.
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