Showing posts with label Saffron. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Saffron. Show all posts

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Saffron is native to the Mediterranean environment

Saffron is native to the Mediterranean environment, characterised by cool to cold winters, with autumn-winter spring rainfall, and warm dry summers with very little rainfall. It can withstand substantial frosts (-10oC), and can tolerate occasional snow in the winter.

Due to the fragile nature of the stigmas of the crocus that are 3 to 4 cm in length, the stigmas must be hand removed and also for the harvesting of the crocuses this is done by hand as well because a machine would decimate the delicate petals of the flower.

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
Photographer unknown

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".

Saturday, March 29, 2014

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.

Friday, March 21, 2014

One gr. free pure saffron for each 50$ orders

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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.

Saffron for hotels, supermarkets and spice shops directly from farm land.

Saffron Flower
Are you supermarket owner or have spice shop in your city?
Do you have chain retail store, supermarket and wish to resell our saffron under your own brand?
We can supply your needs with min order quantity of 1Kg.
Also we can supply packed Saffron with minimum order of 100 pieces of the same package and type of saffron. 
Please contact us if you would like to buy Saffron packs with your own brand attribution. 

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.

زعفران Saffron

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.