Effects of saffron
A Powerful Antioxidant
Before making the saffron dessert let’s get familiar with the red gold. Saffron contains an impressive variety of herbal compounds, which act as antioxidants — molecules that protect our cells. For example it acts against free radicals and oxidative stress.
Notable saffron antioxidants include crocin, crocetin, safranal, and kaempferol.
Crocin and crocetin are carotenoid pigments which are responsible for saffron’s red color. Both compounds may have antidepressant properties, protect brain cells against progressive damage. They may also improve inflammation, reduce appetite and aid weight loss.
Safranal gives saffron its distinct taste and aroma. Research shows that it may help improve your mood, memory, and learning ability as well as protection of your brain cells against oxidative stress.
Lastly, kaempferol is found in saffron flower petals. This compound has been linked to health benefits, such as reduced inflammation, anticancer properties, and antidepressant activity.
These were just some of the miraculous properties of this precious spice.
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Making the dessert
In this video we show you how to make another delicious dessert using Iranian saffron.
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