Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pushal saffron

Pushal saffron consists of stigmas with small parts of style. 

These stigmas have been separated from white part at the time of picking. There are different types of Pushal saffron based on the percentage of the style (yellow part of each string) along with stigma (the red part of each string). It is produced in two qualities.

Grade I has 5% style and color strength is about 220usp and higher.
Grade II has 10-15% style and color intensity is about 210usp and higher.

Saffron Superior Grade

Saffron Superior Grade Also Known As: Crocus

Ingredients: Saffron Superior Grade

Taste and Aroma: Rich, but subtle, perfumed and honey like.

Uses: Food coloring, Asian cooking, soup, seafood, rice and bread.

Substitutes: Saffron Powder Spanish Superior Grade, Fennel Pollen, Chili Threads and Turmeric Ground.

Fun Fact: Saffron is very expensive, because of the vast amount of land and labor required to produce just a little saffron. However, very little is needed for each recipe, making a gram enough for dozens of uses.

Health Values:
-May help protect against certain kinds of cancer because it contains antioxidant properties
-May help reduce symptoms of digestive disorders, colic and menstrual cramps
-May help treat symptoms of depression
-May help to lower bad cholesterol

This information is for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.