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What's the Saffron?
Saffron is a plant that is harvested from the fall-flowering plant. It's received from the flower of Crocus Linnaeus, known as the Saffron. The saffron plant is a member of the Iris or lridaceae family. Saffron grows to 20–30 cm and blooms to four flowers. The Flowers are in six beautiful purple petals which in some varieties are in rose color. Each flower of saffron has three red color stigmas (Threads) and a pistil. The dried threads (red – gold) are used usually medicinally to reduce fevers, cramps and enlarged livers, and to calm nerves as well as used mainly in various foods as a seasoning and coloring agent.
The saffron used two forms saffron dried Threads and saffron powder
Iranian Saffron & History
The saffron is considered one of the world's most expensive spices. This spice has readable and funny history for us which we are mention briefly for you:
The word saffron derives from the Arab word zafaran. Researchers have shown through historic documents that saffron has its origin in the Zargos mountain range in Iran (over 4000 years), and then progress to hearts worldwide. For a long time Iranian saffron has been good and excellent standing among world people and it also has various consumption. Maybe these are why Iranian saffron has good smell and aroma, organic, special color and rich of high nutrients.
Some common consumption of saffron are including: make delicious foods, drinks and desserts (such as brew tea with saffron, cook saffron rice, saffron Tah – Chin, saffron syrups, saffron cake and etc.), hair and clothes dye and in the recent years saffron is used in the field of medicals consumption including be useful for skin, nervous, heart treat or treat some diseases such as diabetes, stomach aches and etc.
Saffron Threads are dried stigmas of saffron. Each flower of saffron has three red color stigmas that after harvesting are collected and dried to be used mainly as a natural flavoring & coloring & aromatic in varieties of our foods, drinks, desserts, pastries, and beverages, pharmaceutical especially in family celebrations. We will select saffron dried threads against saffron powder for different reasons such as: The more purity percent, the much aroma, the high color strength and other things.
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Iranian Saffron & Nutrients
Iranian saffron is rich of high nutrient, minerals (Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, man genus, Phosphorous, Potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc, copper), vitamins (A, B9, C), fatty acids (Omega 3, Omega 6), protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants. So all various saffron helps and raises the immune system against diseases. Per 100 g of Iranian saffron includes:
Minerals: Potassium - 252 mg, Calcium – 111 mg, Phosphorus – 252 mg, Iron – 11.1 mg, Copper – 0.3 mg, Manganese – 28.4 mg, Magnesium – 264 mg , Selenium – 5.6 mcg, Zinc – 1.1 mg.
Vitamins: Vitamin C – 80 mg, Vitamin A – 330 IU, Vitamin B9 (Folate) – 1 mg
Fatty acids: Omega 3 and 6 - 5.8 g, Protein – 11.43 g.
Therefore, Iranian saffron can help and raise the immune system against diseases.
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Iranian Saffron & Protections from Disease
Iranian Saffron is rich and excellent source of high nutrients so this worth spite can be useful for our health and can also help or treat some diseases:
Iranian saffron is highly effective in enhancing the immune system function. Saffron is suitable source of vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant that protects our bodies from free radicals that can cause oxidative stress and lead to a host of severe medical conditions.
Too much oxidative stress caused by free radicals that it's with many different types of cancer. (Include lung, mouth, throat, colon, stomach and etc.)The vitamin C in saffron protects our bodies from this oxidative stress. Iranian saffron has been shown to contain an anti-mutagenic component, helping to prevent the mutations of genes that may initiate the cancer process.
According to a study on the effects of Iranian saffron consumption on sleep quality in adults with sleep problems, it was found that saffron consumption may improve sleep and the high magnesium content in saffron helps also energy production within the brain.
Heart Health and Reduce Blood Pressure
Due to its high potassium, Iranian saffron helps maintain blood pressure within normal ranges and prevent hypertension. In addition, potassium plays a critical role in regulating and improving heart function and heart health.
The minerals are one of good sources in Iranian saffron so help alleviate muscle fatigue, prevent muscle cramps and improve muscle strength.
Weight gain or Weight loss
We can use pure spices like Persian saffron as a good way to get both purposes. How?!!!
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There are different types of Iranian (Persian) saffron in the international markets that are difference in shape, coloring strength, size, aroma and even price.
They are including:
The Negin Saffron is the most expensive variety of saffron. It’s thicker (thread) and having minimum amount of fracture. Negin saffron is pure, without the style, rich in color (above of 250 USP) and fragrance.
The Sargol Saffron is the more amount of Iranian export every year for different factors such as Rich Color, Reasonable Price, and Available in the all year and etc.
The Poushali Saffron contains of threads with 2 – 3 mm style.
The Bunch Saffron is all parts of saffron threads with the whole style. Then turn the red threads by a string.
Konj or White Saffron
The Konj or White Saffron is the root or white or yellow part of saffron which remains after separating Iranian Sargol saffron of Bunch saffron. It isn’t much valid in export.
The natural and pure saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. We all know this matter but in fact we can’t “why shall we use or buy pure and natural saffron? why?”
While we can use Industrial saffron powder or Industrial saffron color. Just for this reason that their prices is cheap or high color strength, Available in all the year and other factors.On the other side “why pure and natural saffron is expensive? Why we should buy a gram of saffron with high price while we can’t get more extract of it”.
All of these questions are correct but we recommend you to natural and pure saffron and even we offer you only using the saffron threads.
But why? You can get your answers through these posts. We searched much in these matters and explained completely for you.