Saffron : Description : Top worldwide Quality Pure and organic Moroccan Saffron Price of product ( USD price or FOB price) : USD 3 - USD 5 per g Product origin : Taliouine- Morocco Minimum Order Size and Packaging details :MOQ: 1 kg
Saffron is one of the most valuable and expensive spices known worldwide, thanks to its color, flavor and medicinal properties. What medicinal properties, you may ask? The list is extensive and continues to grow. 1.Boosts Cardiovascular Health, 2.Treats Erectile Dysfunction, 3.Possesses Potential Anticancer Effects, 4.Promotes Satiety and Weight loss, 5.Treats Anxiety and Depression.
Saffron is one of the highly prized spices known since antiquity for its color, flavor and medicinal properties and also can be used as a fabric dye. It is the dried "stigma" or threads of the flower of the Crocus sativus plant. It is a bulbous perennial plant that belongs to the family of Iridaceae, in the genus, Crocus, and known botanically as Crocus sativus. The Crocus sativus plant grows to about 15-20cm in height and bears lavender colored flowers during each season which lasts from October until November. Each flower features perianth consisting of a stalk, known as connecting to three or threads to the rest of the plant. These red-yellow colored stigmas along with the "style" constitutes "saffron" which is used as condiment spice. Saffron has been the worldâ??s most expensive spice by weight for decades. It takes 150,000 flowers to make 1 kilogram of saffron. Good saffron crop production demands cool dry climate with well-drained rich fertile soil and irrigation facilities or sufficient amount of rain fall. The flowers are generally harvested during the early-morning hours and soon their stigma separated, allowed to dry, and packed for marketing. Saffron has a distinct flavor that comes from chemical compounds in it such as picrocrocin, and safranal. It also contains a natural carotenoid chemical compound, crocin, which gives saffron its golden-yellow hue. These traits along with its medicinal properties make it a valuable ingredient in many cuisines worldwide.
"Saffron plant is a bulbous, perennial with globular corms, having 15 to 20 cm height. This plant is native to Europe and grown in Mediterranean countries like Spain, Austria, France, Greece, England, Iran and Turkey. In India, Saffron is mainly cultivated in Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh."