What is saffron, what is the nutritional value of saffron, what is the saffron plant uses? the history of saffron, what is another name of saffron, and what are the properties of saffron?
What is saffron: The most expensive spice in the world with extraordinary properties is saffron and it is one of the spice and medicinal plants in the world that is cultivated in Iran, Egypt, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Pakistan, and Morocco. It is one of the most important sources of non-oil exports in Iran and every year more than 75% of saffron produced in the country is exported outside of Iran, including the UAE, India, and Europe.
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It is a perennial plant that grows up to 30 cm in height. This plant has purple flowers with six petals. Saffron flowers have three flags and a female leading to the three-branched stigma in red. The part used in this plant is the end of the cream and the three-branched stigma, which is known as saffron and has a fragrant color and smell. It is a plant that is rich in value. It is called red gold and is the main income of the people in the cities of Khorasan.
There are also different types of saffron. If you want to get acquainted with different types of saffron, we suggest that you read the article on Different varieties of saffron. Also, the best saffron is planted in Qaen, Iran. For more information about this city, read Where Is Qaen City? Everything You Must Know 2021 article.
Saffron plant uses
The main saffron plant uses are the following:
- Food consumption
- Medicinal uses
- Industrial consumption
The main uses of saffron
1- The use of saffron as a spice in bird kebabs
2- Using saffron petals to prepare jam (saffron jam)
3- Using saffron as a colorant for meat dishes
4- Using saffron petals as a natural food coloring.
5- Using saffron as a coloring and decorating in sweets
6- Using saffron as the most important seasoning of all jams
7- Using saffron as a coloring and flavoring in rice brew
8- Using saffron as a coloring and flavoring in syrups and beverages
If you have questions like can you have saffron while breastfeeding? and is saffron safe for babies? and can I take saffron while breastfeeding?, be sure to read The effects of saffron consumption during breastfeeding.
People in the southern regions use saffron for parties. In most countries of the world, saffron is used as a condiment and is used in northern Italy and southern Switzerland.
What are the amazing properties of saffron?
In ancient medicine, the new Venice of this plant is called a pharmacy due to its many medicinal and therapeutic properties. Here are some of the properties of saffron.
- Improve vision
- Strengthen sexual power
- Treatment of depression and neurological disorders
- Treatment of fatty liver
- Improves skin and rejuvenates it
- Strengthen the immune system
- Cancer treatment
Saffron medicinal uses
What are the anti-cancer properties of saffron?
Saffron has anti-cancer properties and acts as an anti-tumor drug and scavenger of free radicals. Based on medical research, it has been proven that the antioxidants in saffron have anti-cancer properties. Based on the results of this study, it seems that its use prevents the occurrence of carcinogenic gene sequences and has a significant effect on the repair of damaged DNA molecules.
Saffron oil uses
Here are some properties of saffron oil for hair, skin, and general health.
- Weight Loss
- Treatment of respiratory diseases
- Dealing with diabetes
- Help mental health
- Contribute to sexual health
- Help brighten the skin
- UV protection
- Treat pimples and acne
- Properties of saffron oil for hair
About Ana Qayen
We are a supplier of Iranian saffron and we supply saffron from the best fields of saffron in Iran. It should be mentioned that nearly 90 percent of saffron of the world is produced in Iran. We have also an agency in Lyon, France and you can also buy our saffron in Europe.
Apart from saffron, we also supply other products of Iran including pistachio, rosebuds, Mazafati Date, and barberry. If you want to buy any type of product from Iran, we can supply you. You may contact us via the Contact us page or WhatsApp. Also, you may see our different saffron packagings on our Buy saffron online page.
When you want to buy saffron in bulk, you should be sure about the quality of the saffron that you are buying. Our saffron has got a European certificate from SAI CHIMIE lab which is one of the most famous labs in Europe.
Also, our saffron is packaged in different and luxurious packages. You can see our different packing below. You can buy saffron in bulk with these packages in our online shop. You can also find us on social media via Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Youtube. In the following, you can see our different packaging of saffron.