More than 80,000 crocus flowers must be planted, grown, hand-harvested and processed to make just one pound of Saffron.
It takes about three years from the time that crocus is planted as seeds to produce flowers. Since the process and its product are completely natural, wielding this flower in order to get the gold is very hard and needs expertise. This is another reason behind the high cost of spice.
To get the spice from the flower, one needs to dry its’ stigmas. The proper way is to cut the fibrous threads from the flower and then sun-dry them.
After that, you’ll be able to use the spice for cooking.
Persian saffron releases its flavor when is mixed with warm water. It takes about 15 minutes for this process to begin and the saffron threads continue releasing color and flavor for the following 24 hours.
We source our Saffron under strict criteria of ISO 3632 standards, which is a Grade A+ rating.
Grading of Saffron is an intense time taking process that requires skills and years of practice to polish skills.
Persian Saffron is an excellent replacement for synthetic food additives- for eg: instead of FD and C yellow no 5: a synthetic food coloring agent that is a very common allergy trigger, Saffron’s glorious yellow could be an acceptable hypoallergenic choice.
With these Saffron benefits known to us, this culinary treasure has to be used and especially in the winter months. Here are some serving ideas:
1. For a wonderful marinade for fish, add saffron threads, garlic, and thyme to vinegar.
2. Use saffron to give cakes, pastries, and cookies a buttery golden hue and a rich aroma.
3. Cook biryanis with saffron combined with cloves, cinnamon, Indian bay leaves, and nutmeg for a memorable treat.
The benefits and medicinal properties of this highly-priced spice, make it a valuable culinary ingredient worldwide. Modern research suggests that saffron can be used for many health benefits as well which are as follow.
Not only is this milk delicious but it also has a lot of health benefits. It is considered great for pregnant women and for growing children.
Saffron is known for memory retention, tackling mood swings, and treating insomnia. It keeps the blood pressure under control, gives relief to joint pain, and reduces menstrual cramps.
Saffron also has many anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants. If you are suffering from a sore throat or muscle pains, a cup of warm Saffron milk will help you a lot.
Aside from being a tasty beverage, saffron milk is commonly believed to help brighten your complexion.
Keep saffron in an airtight container, in a dark, cold, and dry place. Do not keep it in the freezer, as the freezing temperature will reduce its aroma.
The Saffron milk recipe is a healthy and delicious drink for winter.
Saffron milk is whole milk insured with the goodness of saffron. It is widely consumed across the world for health benefits. You can easily make saffron milk at home with just 3 ingredients. Here is how to make Afghani Herat Saffron milk step by step.
Storage Info: Refrigeration is not required. Store in a cool, dark, dry place.
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