What is Saffron?

Saffron flower

saffron is a plant that is harvested from the fall-flowering plant. It’s received from the flower of Crocus Linnaeus, known as the saffron. The saffron plant is a member of the Iris or lridaceae family. saffron grows to 20–30 cm and blooms to four flowers. The Flowers are in six beautiful purple petals which in some varieties are in rose color.

Saffron Stigma

The male part of the saffron flower, the stamens, are half the size of the stigmas (See sketch below), they are deep yellow and have NO culinary value. Unfortunately, they are sometimes added to the red stigmas to increase the weight of commercial saffron. I have also seen ground yellow stamens sold as powdered saffron. Legitimate powdered saffron is red-orange and is made by grinding saffron stigmas. Under no circumstances would pure powdered saffron be any shade of yellow.

Saffron properties

Saffron is magical spice with the power to promote overall body health; Saffron threads include several natural components that have various uses even as an essential food ingredients or as a magical spice which has been always used as a natural home remedies.Manganese is the main ingredient, as well as vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamin B6. These vitamins and minerals all together play the magical benefits of saffron.

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More About Saffron

Each flower of saffron has three red color stigmas (Threads) and a pistil. The dried threads (red – gold) are used usually medicinally to reduce fevers, cramps and enlarged livers, and to calm nerves as well as used mainly in various foods as a seasoning and coloring agent.