Our Premium Grade Saffron is of the highest quality and standards. Sold as whole strands, our hand-picked Saffron spice will lend a unique flavour and fragrant aroma to your dishes. Saffron spice is the most valuable spice in the world, and is a special ingredient in many cuisines around the world, especially middle-eastern cuisines.
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat and milk products.
Saffron - Usage Tips and Information
The best way to draw out saffron's unique flavor is to soak the threads in hot — but not boiling — water. Add the threads and the liquid to your recipe to achieve a deeper, richer flavor.
Saffron - Facts and Information
Saffron is harvested by hand from the Crocus Sativus flower. The term 'saffron' applies to the flower's thread-like structures. Saffron originated in Greece, where it was revered for its medicinal properties.
Saffron - Health Benefits
Saffron is a powerful antioxidant. Notable saffron antioxidants include crocin, crocetin, safranal, and kaempferol. Crocin and crocetin may have antidepressant properties, protect brain cells against progressive damage, improve inflammation, and reduce appetite, and aid weight loss. Safranal, which gives saffron its distinct taste and aroma, may help improve your mood, memory, and learning ability, as well as protect your brain cells against oxidative stress. Kaempferol has been linked to health benefits, such as reduced inflammation, anti-cancer properties, and antidepressant activity. Continuing research has also found Saffron to include other benefits, which are still being studied. These benefits include: improving memory in adults with Alzheimer's disease, lowering blood sugar levels, improving eyesight in adults with age-related macular degeneration, and reducing heart disease factors.