Bitter taste, strong and special smell, volatile and constant oil in its content, bitter substance (picrocrosin), red dyes (crocin) and saffron have many benefits.
Meanwhile, a study conducted in Australia concluded that Saffron, one of the world’s most expensive plants, can have a positive effect in the treatment of depression when used with pharmaceutical antidepressants, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.
In Ottoman records, in 1878, only 9,705 kilograms of saffron per year was exported to Britain as a dye and sweetener, and saffron is also called “Red Gold”.
HOW MUCH DOES SAFFRON COST?
30 thousand TL per kilo of domestic pure saffron, 150 TL per kilo of domestic rice saffron,
70 thousand pounds of imported saffron is sold.
WHAT IS SAFFRON?
Saffron (Crocus sativus) is a species of bulbous cultivated plant in the genus crocus, in the irises family, flowering in autumn. The leaves of the plant are Striate, its purple flowers are three-pinnacle. The saffron plant is mostly grown in Spain, France, Italy and Iran. In Turkey, it is produced in Safranbolu.
USES OF SAFFRON
Saffron, which is widely used in Arab, Central Asian, European, Indian, Iranian and Moroccan cuisines, adds a yellow color to dishes. It is also often found in confections and lilies. Generally used in rice, vegetables, meat, seafood, poultry and bakery products, it is recommended to add no more than 1 teaspoon of saffron.
BENEFITS OF SAFFRON
– Saffron, rich in potassium, helps keep blood pressure at healthy levels.
– Good for respiratory ailments due to its antioxidant properties.
– Provides protection against depression, anxiety, memory loss and neurological diseases.
– Saffron, rich in vitamin C, magnesium, iron, potassium, also regulates blood sugar levels.
– Saffron, which has analgesic properties, reduces the growth of tumors.
– Increase visual acuity and prevent cataract formation in individuals whose age-related vision quality decreases.
– It also relieves inflammation with bronchial asthma symptoms.
– Menstruating, appetizing