Saffron – King of Spices
How do you spice up your love life or your career the royal way? True connoisseurs know the secret – they just make sure to serve a special saffron dish to their lover or boss!
- Originating from the Eastern Mediterranean, the Royal Saffron grows in sub-tropical climates.
- Queens and Kings have always been seduced by its heavenly aroma.
- It takes up to 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice!
- The delicate saffron flower blossoms for just a day, and has to be harvested immediately for the spice to be at its best.
- Due to the amount of labor involved, saffron is considered one of the world’s most expensive spices. Saffron is truly the King of Spices!
- On its own, Saffron has a bitter taste and smells like hay.
- Imported during Emperor Ashoka’s reign, in India it is grown only in Kashmir.
The Uses of Saffron
- In gourmet cooking and
- Master chefs around the world use it in premium dishes, and in saffron milk!
- Saffron steeped in warm water overnight is cooling and fragrant!
- Used for a fairer skin, as a bridal beauty treatment
- Given in milk to newborns for a clear complexion
- As fragrance in perfumes
- As a fabric dye.
- It is used as a medicine for asthma, whooping cough, as an expectorant, for insomnia, cancer, hardening of arteries, depression, Alzheimer’s, shock, pain, heartburn and dry skin among many other conditions. It prevents premature ejaculation, infertility and is an acclaimed aphrodisiac.
Make a style statement at the next dinner you host, with Natural Mantra’s carefully curated, unadulterated Saffron! Who wouldn’t want to be treated like royalty?!