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Saffron: 100% Pure
Saffron: 100% Pure
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Details:  Saffron: 100% Pure Iranian,
1 Gramme, Finest Quality in small enclosed disc.

Description :

Saffron has been used as spice and colouring agent for many centuries and has numerous medicinal properties. It is by far one of the oldest herbs ever used for medicinal purposes in the history of mankind and up to this date it is still being used in some regions of the sub-continent. As an example, liquid saffron is good for nausea and does not lower the blood pressure. Historically saffron was used by calligraphers to write the Qur'an.

What is Saffron?  : Saffron is the skillfully dried stigma of the crocus 'sativus' flower, a small perennial plant about a foot tall. Each flower has three female parts (stigmas) and two male parts (stamen). It is a labour intensive work of plucking the saffron threads from the crocus plant. Each stigma is threadlike in appearance and is red or dark red in color towards the top and yellow towards the bottom of the stigma, where it is attached to the flower. Saffron has a bitter flavour and a strong, sharp, penetrating scent. The flavour, aroma, and colouring capability come from the red part of the stigma. The yellow part has no value as a spice.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 19 March, 2013.