What is Saffron and what are it’s uses?

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Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world with amazing features and it’s one of the spicy-medical herbs planted in Iran, Egypt, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Pakistan and the West. There are 3 main features for Saffron:
  1. Its unique odor (for containing Safranal)
  2. saffron threads color
  3. Its medical and nutritional features
Saffron taste results from bitter heteroside of picrocrocin Saffron nutritional value table per 2 grams in the daily consumption:
  • 6 calories
  • 1.2 carbohydrates
  • 0.2 grams of protein
  • 0.1 grams of fat
  • 0.1 grams of fiber
  • 0.6 milligrams of manganese ( 28% of the recommended daily amount )
  • 1.6 milligrams of vitamin C ( 3% of the recommended daily amount )
  • 5.3 milligrams of magnesium ( 1% of the recommended daily amount)
  • 0.2 milligrams of iron ( 1% of the recommended daily amount)
  • 5 milligrams of phosphorus ( 1% of the recommended daily amount )
  • 34.5 milligrams of potassium ( 1% of the recommended daily amount )
* The mentioned saffron nutritional value is based on one tablespoon (2 grams) Export At the beginning, Iran was the only country exporting the crimson gold. However, other countries have become saffron exporters through the previous years. Such as Spain which is considered a competitor of Iran and one the exporters of saffron. However, a huge portion of the exported saffron in Spain is imported from Iran, repackaged and re-exported from Spain in different brands Furthermore, the UAE has also become one of the giant exporters of crimson gold in the world without having any planted. The UAE, like Spain, imports saffron from Iran. In addition, many other countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt etc. are active in this field. Saffron plantation in Iran Speaking of this valuable herb in Iran, Khorasan is the first place crossing the mind of every Iranian. Khorasan province has always been a pioneer in saffron plantation. Saffron growing is common in different cities of Khorasan such as Zaveh, Torbat-e-Heydaryeh, Torbat-e-Jam, Taybad, Bakharz, Gonabad, Ghaen, Ferdos, Neyshaboor, Ghoochan, Kashmar, Taibad, Farooj and Bajestan. This province has achieved the first position in saffron growing. All in all, 330 tons of saffron is produced all over the world every year which Khorasan makes up nearly 290 tons of this amount. Basically, Iran produces 90% of the word total for Saffron To get 28 grams of saffron it would require about 4500 “Saffron crocus”. This herb is harvested in the fall and the process is carried out completely by hand. Saffron types in the market: Generally, the crimson gold can be divided into 7 categories:
  1. Super Negin
  2. Negin
  3. Sargol
  4. Pooshal
  5. Dokhtarpich
  6. Sefidi
  7. Powder
The elements of Saffron:
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium

Saffron Color

What are the amazing properties of Saffron? Saffron is named as the natural pharmacy in medicine as it has many medical properties. Some of the medical benefits of saffron are:
  • Eyesight improvement
  • Sexual desire developed
  • Depression treatment as well as nervous disorders
  • Fatty liver treatment
  • Skin-care and rejuvenation
  • Immune system development
  • Cancer treatment
Consumption Consuming 3 grams of saffron in every month is beneficial to everyone and over consumption of 5 grams may lead to some disadvantages. Consuming 5 grams in one meal may cause death and also leads to some disadvantages such as, vertigo, nausea and heartbeat reduction. Storage Regarding its high price in the market, it’s better to know how to store saffron. It must be kept away from light and humidity. Store it in glass or metal containers. Remember that the essence may evaporate, so make sure you close the container door. In case you don’t, the quality and the medical properties may decrease.

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