is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus Sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus".
The stigmas and styles, called threads, are collected and dried. Saffron is considered the world most expensive spices
because of the amount of labor in harvesting and processing it. Apart from its beautiful color, aroma
and the fact that it is one of the most used ingredients in many Mediterranean ,Middle Eastern and International recipes .
Saffron has a wide range of health benefits.
Health Benefits of Saffron
Protects against Cancer: Crocin has been found to trigger apoptosis [programmed cell death] in a number of different types of human cancer cells, leukemia, ovarian carcinoma, colon adenocarcinoma, and soft tissue sarcoma.
Promotes learning and memory retention:
Recent studies have also demonstrated that saffron extract, specifically its crocin, is useful in the treatment of age related mental impairment
Protection against cold:
Saffron is a stimulant tonic and very effective to treat cold and fever; saffron mixed in milk and applied over the forehead quickly relieves cold.
Helps in asthma menstrual cramps, depression , insomnia and improve lungs function.
Food Additives is used in many culinary recipes worldwide due to its unique flavor.