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Sunday, March 30, 2014

#London #restaurant recipe: lamb with #saffron sauce

City #restaurant Cinnamon Kitchen shares head chef Vivek Singh's recipe for lamb with saffron sauce.

History of Saffron What is Saffron?


Said to be “possibly the first spice ever used by man,” saffron has been identified as a distinct popularity since the dawn of culinary traditions. Its history spans throughout the world and into our kitchens, first known to be the herb of the sun and now used in a variety of ways inside the home and out. The name evolved from the Middle East, collaborating the words Saharan and za’faran to make saffron. These tiny ‘thread-like’ filaments are dried stigmas coming from flowering plant, the Crocus. Even before saffron livened up cuisine, it was known for its incredible dyeing ability. For a weaver in ancient times, it brought about brilliance to rugs, togas, saris, shawls, lace, and linen, silk. For the artist, the vividness of yellow was achieved. For medicinal purposes, it gave hope to some suffering from smallpox, kidney disease, insomnia, indigestion, and signified fear for others. Last but not least, for cooks, saffron allowed the brightness of the sun to be placed on a dining table. One of the few spices not to have originated in India or the tropics, saffron’s discovery is one of mystery. Although recorded history started after the cultivation of saffron, it is known that crocus plants are native to the Mediterranean and the Balkans. Thus, the early Persian civilizations spread this “wealth” with surrounding areas such as the Indus Valley and the western shores of the Mediterranean. In present day, saffron is growing in popularity in many countries throughout the world such as Iran. It is used in the most exquisite gourmet cuisine from the west to the Far East; it’s cultivated in temperate climates and delivered to a variety of different cultures. One of the most well known areas where saffron is grown is in Iran. This geographic center encompasses five provinces that have the ideal climate for saffron to thrive. It is undoubtedly true that Iran where the summers are unbearably hot and the winters are uncontrollably frigid. Iran is not only a great harvesting ground; moreover, the best quality saffron is produced there.

Exotic spice...#saffron






I bet you've never really given the #exotic spice #saffron much though...
Well it comes from a tiny crocus flower & here's a pic of harvest time in #Afghanistan
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Almond Cake with a Saffron & Orange Syrup

Almond Cake with a Saffron & Orange Syrup

Almond Cake with a Saffron & Orange Syrup

Saffron: Can it Cure Cancer?

Saffron: Can it Cure Cancer?
Scientists Are Convinced of Its Potency
by Dr. Ralph Moss and Dr. Fikrat Abdullayev


Could saffron, cherished by civilizations, both ancient and modern, hold, as yet, untapped benefits in the treatment and prevention of cancer? Could it be that those delicate thin, hair-like stamens that produce a brilliant reddish-orange dye belonging to the flowers of a humble crocus family (Crocus sativus) really offer hope to cancer patients? A growing number of respected scientists are convinced of the possibility.

Great fish with peas, carrots and Saffron

Great fish special for you this weekend! Seared scallops with peas and carrots in a saffron with crispy parsnips and micro sorrel. ‪#‎fishfriday‬ #saffron


Tasty Appetite with Saffron, Milk, Almond


Saffron + Almond (Badam) + Milk ~ a milk full of "Almond" paste and "Saffron".

Is Saffron Safe For Expectant Mothers?

Pregnancy and childbirth are miraculous things that happen in one’s life. An expectant mother will nurture her unborn baby every day with soft words and loving thoughts along with a nutritious diet and regular exercise. There is a lot of strife and hundreds of doubts about what to eat and what not to eat, the kind of exercises to do and a hundred other doubts. In this light, we examine whether saffron for pregnant ladies is advisable or not. Saffron, better known as Zaferan or Safran in Iran is a spice with a myriad of uses.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The 16 Most Expensive Substances In The World

Gold means luxury right? The precious
metal is widely associated with royalty
and wealth.
Turns out the stuff is actually a lot
cheaper than some other rare
commodities.
There are plenty of expensive substances
out there, and unlike gold, they actually
have some real personal or industrial
uses.
These are the 16 most expensive
substances we could find, by weight.
Think we missed something? Let me
know in the comments.

Did you know that some studies have shown Saffron...

Did you know that some studies have shown Saffron to be a safe option for treating depression, painful periods & PMS?
In fact, this colorful spice you often put in your paella has been used medicinally for more than 3,600 years.
In two studies, it has even been shown to be as effective for treating depression as Prozac.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Saffron usage

Saffron as a food flavoring and coloring textile artisans are used in developing countries in large quantities. In traditional medicine, saffron is used as a sedative, expectorant Apr, sexual stimulant and diaphoretic. In tropical Asia a mixture of saffron and sandalwood, is consume this dough as a soothing balm for dry skin.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Some interesting facts about Saffron according to WebMD

Saffron is a plant. The dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. It can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice. Saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand. Due to the amount of labor involved in harvesting, saffron is considered one of the world's most expensive spices. The stigmas are also used to make medicine.

Saffron is used for asthma, cough, whooping cough (pertussis), and to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant). It is also used for sleep problems (insomnia), cancer, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), intestinal gas (flatulence), depression, Alzheimer’s disease, fright, shock, spitting up blood (hemoptysis), pain, heartburn, and dry skin.
Women use saffron for menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Men use it to prevent early orgasm (premature ejaculation) and infertility.

Premium Saffron Antioxidant Action and Eye Care

English: Safranal, a constituent of Saffron, exhibits high antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity. Studies show that Saffron improves vision and is an effectual weapon to prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the commonest cause of blindness in the elderly. They are also reported to be good memory enhancers.
Turkce: Safranal, Safranin bir kurucu, yüksek antioksidan ve serbest radikal alınmasına aktivite sergiler. Çalışmalar gosteriyor ki Safran vizyonu geliştirir ve yaşlılarda körlüğün en sık nedenidir yaşa-bağlı makula dejenerasyonu (AMD), önlemek için etkili bir silah olduğunu göstermektedir. Ayrıca, iyi bir hafıza artırıcılar olduğu bildirilmektedir

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Anti-Cancer Benefits of Saffron

Research has indicated that Crocin, Safranal and Picrocrocin from saffron may be involved in ant-cancer activity by inhibiting the growth of human cancer cells in vitro.

The most delicious Iranian and western dishes with Saffron

The most delicious Iranian and western dishes with Saffron

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Interesting and useful properties of saffron tea

Saffron is a plant native to Europe and Asia that is often dried and used as a spice and tail . As you all well know , this spice is pretty expensive . The reason is that about 200 thousand stigmas of the saffron plant produce only one kg of the spice.
that many more would like to mention some of them.
This plant has many medicinal properties that below we would like to mention some of them:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Saffron grades

Saffron is graded via laboratory measurement of crocin (colour), picrocrocin (taste), and safranal (fragrance) content.
Crocin: Crocin is a natural carotenoid chemical compound that is found in the flowers crocus and gardenia. It is the diester formed from the disaccharide gentiobiose and the dicarboxylic acid crocetin.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

How to use Saffron?

Saffron soaked ın hot water
Crushed Saffron threads are soaked in hot- but not boiling - water for several minutes prior to use in cuisine. This helps release the beneficial components.

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Saffron is the world's most expensive spice. Saffron, is the stigma or red flags of flower saffron, which are about 130 pieces of  it weight 1 gr.
Currently saffron production and processing is completely made by hand and need lot of work force to available for market. and may be this is one of the reason that why saffron is so expensive.
The Price change with the quality and time of harvesting and season of sales.
Production season of saffron is autumn.
  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Original types of saffron :

Negin Sargol Saffron: Negin belongs to a new variety of saffron that is longer and thicker than common saffron.

Sargol Saffron (All red saffron): This kind of saffron is pure and contains the stigma without the style. 105 kg of saffron flowers produces 1kg of sargol saffron.

Pushal Negin Saffron: Pushal Sargol is a hybrid that produces saffron which is longer and thicker than common saffron.

Pushal Saffron (Mancha saffron): This kind of saffron contains the stigmas with a 3-5mm style. 101kg of saffron flowers produces 1kg of pushal saffron.

Daste Saffron (Bunches Saffron): This kind of saffron contains the stigma with the whole style.

Style Saffron: This kind of saffron only contains the style without the stigma.

The history of saffron

Research and documentation show that the foothills of the Zagros Mountains in Iran are the native lands of saffron. The oldest records about the usage of 1order.com saffron come from the period referred to as the Achaemenid era where all of the food products that were used in the palace kitchen in that time are inscribed on a pillar. According to these inscriptions, one kilogram of saffron was used each day in the palace kitchen.

The Uses of Saffron

Saffron is used as a spice in many culinary products: Food products such as margarine, sausages, cake powder, and many desserts. Dairy products such as butter and cheese.
Saffron is also used in other products such as sweets, candy, ice cream, jelly, beverages, wine, chicken, rice, seafood, soup, bread, and cake.

Iran exports saffron to US after 4 years

ILNA: Iran has started exporting saffron to the United States after 4 years.
Based on Iran Customs Administration’s latest report, the country exported 85,476 kilograms of saffron worth over $125.59 million in the first three quarters of the current Iranian calendar year (which started on March 21).
Iran exports saffron to over 30 countries including Russia, Germany, Switzerland, England, France, Spain, Canada, Turkey, Belgium, Scotland, Sweden, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Bahrain, Philippines, Malaysia, Brazil, South Africa, Qatar, Japan, Kuwait, India, China, and Saudi Arabia.
Iranian IRNA News Agency reported in October that the country’s Customs Administration has removed duty on saffron exports.
“Exports of saffron at any volume and amount will be free from duties,” said in a statement.
The secretary of the National Iranian Saffron Council, Farshid Manouchehri, said in May that Iran’s saffron exports will increase by 15 percent in the current Iranian calendar year.
Manouchehri added that Iran exported 126 tons of saffron, valued at $384 million, to different countries in the past Iranian calendar year.
The volume of saffron exports is anticipated to reach about 140 tons in the current year, he added.
By ILNA

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Saffron key other names

Saffron Kunyit Zafferano 
サフラン ಕೇಸರಿ 사프란 Safrāns 
Šafranas Шафран
Żagħfran 
Szafran 
Açafrão 
șofran
шафран 
šafran 
Žafran 
Azafrán 
Zafarani 
Saffran 
குங்குமப்பூ 
కుంకుమ పువ్వు 
สีเหลือง
Safran
cây nghệ
Sáfrány 
saffraan 
shafran 
զաֆրան
zəfəran 
জাফরান 
Safrà 藏红花 藏紅花
Šafran Šafrán
Saffraan 
Safrano 
kulay-dalandan
sahrami 
safran azafrán
 ზაფრანა Κρόκος કેસર
 זעפרן זאַפרען
الزعفران سعر الزعفران
التسوق الزعفران أسعار
Export Saffron
crocus
زعفران اصل 
cutvhk
saharkhiz
iran exporter 
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Medicinal properties of saffron
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