Kashmiri Saffron : Brief Overview

Exotic, aesthetic, expensive … saffron is a spice to be reckoned with.

Saffron, one of the oldest and the most expensive spice of the world, is a dried stigma of crocus sativus flowers, a small perennial plant, which is found only in three regions in the entire world; hence being of three types: Kashmiri, Iranian and Spanish. Iranian Saffron has a bright color and distinctive flavor, Spanish saffron (which is of two types: Spanish Coupe saffron and Spanish superior saffron) is the most common saffron, also easiest to find, and has a strong color and aroma. Considered the world’s most potent type of this spice, Kashmiri Saffron has an extraordinary aroma and adds powerful colors and flavors to your recipes. Kashmiri Saffron (“Shahi Zaffron” and “Mogra Zaffron”), the strongest-flavored variety of saffron, is the world’s finest saffron and the most expensive as it is difficult to obtain A hundred kg of fresh flowers yield about three kilograms of saffron. It is dark red in color and has long, perfect strands.

Kashmir Box offers 100% pure Koshur saffron straight from the saffron fields of Kashmir. Every possible precaution has been taken during harvesting, grading and Quality Control, to ensure that “Kashmir Saffron” reaches to our customers in fresh and perfect Condition.

Saffron is used as a spice in culinary dishes; only a small amount of saffron can turn your dish into a divine delicacy! Besides saffron is also used in cosmetic products and can be used as a standalone beauty remedy. Saffron also prides itself as being the oldest spice used extensively for medicinal purpose.

Health Benefits of Saffron

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Improves Memory: Crocin and crocetin are powerful antioxidants found in saffron which help in improving memory of a person. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s can be kept away by its intake.
Saffron acts as an Antidepressant: Saffron contains 5-hydroxytryptophan which helps in the production of serotonin which helps in elevating the mood. It helps in receiving blood into the brain and helps in reducing depression and apprehension.
Saffron Prevents Cancer: Crocin and Safranal in saffron inhibit the growth of tumor in the body. The Carotenoids in saffron possess chemo preventive properties. It has been found to help protect against colon, liver and ovarian cancer.
Skin Benefits: Saffron has anti-bacterial properties and can is very beneficial in reducing acne. it can be directly applied on the affected area. It acts as a natural scrub and aids in removing dead cells. Saffron can also be applied along with milk to lighten the skin and remove pigments.
Optimum health: The overall mineral content including calcium, vitamins, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-C, proteins etc present in Saffron ensure the maintenance of optimum health.
Cold remedy: Saffron has been found to be beneficial against flu and cold. Glass of warm milk along with saffron is recommended while sick.
Healthy Kidneys: It helps in protecting kidney related diseases and reduces kidney stress.

Note: Prices are subjected to market fluctuation

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