Saffron, also known as "Kesar/Zafran", is one of the most famous spices in the world. Saffron is a thread that looks like dark red strands with a yellow tinge that has a distinctive aroma and taste. Obtained from Crocus Sativus, an autumn flowering plant. Originally grown in Greece, it is now mainly grown in India, Iran and Spain. In India, saffron is grown in Jammu and Kashmir because of the ideal weather conditions for growing it. Crocus Sativus, also known as saffron bark, blooms only one month of the year, and each flower produces only three strands. Composed of various compounds and three main components of saffron: crocin, which gives a deep red colour, picrocrocin, which gives a bitter taste, and saffron, which gives a sweet flavour.
Crocus Sativus requires specific climatic conditions to grow and requires careful handling and harvesting as collecting these branches is complex and requires skilled labour to harvest. It grows in mild or dry climates and is harvested in the middle of the morning, such as before sunrise when flowers close. If the flowers are opened before harvest, the saffron's quality may deteriorate as the stigma may burst or mix with the petals. After collection, the stigma should be dried for longer storage. Drying uses natural light to darken and add flavour. The main reasons saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world are its specific climatic conditions, slow growing process and skilled hand harvesting.
Are you having trouble concentrating and remembering something for a longer period of time? Saffron is considered one of the most effective natural ingredients for improving memory and promoting learning. Many studies have shown that saffron strands, primarily crocin, the main compound, improve learning and memory. In Japan, it is used to treat memory loss.
Many of us often experience stress and depression due to high work load and personal problems. Saffron is one of the ingredients with antidepressant properties that can help relieve symptoms of depression. Increases serotonin (happiness hormone) levels that help boost mood and promote positive feelings of well-being.
An unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet causes serious digestive problems such as constipation, gastrointestinal problems, and more. Saffron is rich in antioxidants that can help improve the digestive system and reduce symptoms of digestive problems. Its medicinal compounds naturally improve digestion and stomach function.
Saffron is rich in vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system. Vitamin C helps fight free radicals and boosts the immune system. It acts as a barrier against various infections and helps to prevent seasonal diseases such as colds and fever.
This is a food for improving eyesight, especially for the elderly. Saffron is rich in vitamin A, which helps strengthen eye muscles and improve vision. Clinical studies have shown significant improvements in vision. Saffron increases blood flow to the retina and helps repair and protect it from damage.
Protects From Sun Damage
Since we all know that the sun's rays are actually harmful to our skin, overexposure can also cause serious skin problems. Saffron is one of the natural spices with powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Saffron acts as a shield and is used in many sunscreens to protect the skin from the sun's rays. Studies have shown that saffron sunscreen works better than other sunscreens.
Reduces Acne And Acne Scars
Saffron has anti-fungal properties that help fight acne-causing bacteria. It has other medical properties that help prevent and heal acne and other skin problems such as scars and wounds. Saffron also has excellent healing properties, helping to heal wounds, acne scars and improve skin texture.
Hydrates The Skin
In addition to treating acne and acne, Pure Kashmiri Saffron has moisturizing properties. It nourishes deep into the epidermis and helps heal dry skin. It moisturizes the skin and prevents rough, dry blemishes and other skin infections.
Brightens The skin
For many years, saffron has been associated with skin lightening. Yes! It is a good spice for lightening skin tone. This is because saffron has whitening properties that reduce melanin production and brighten skin tone.