Saffron (Iran Origin)

Zarparan - Indigenous Origin / Premium Quality (Seasonal Harvest)
2g (0.07 oz.) Herbs

The most expensive spice in the world, our premium quality Iranian Saffron is hand-picked coming directly from the farm. This magical spice has the power to support overall health. The Saffron threads house a number of natural elements which have various uses such as an essential culinary ingredient or as the magical spice which has been used for centuries as a natural home remedy. Manganese is the principal ingredient. In addition, there’s potassium, Vitamin B6, iron, Vitamin C and magnesium present in it. The threads from the Crocus Sativus flower are known as Saffron. There’re 3 Saffron threads only for each individual flower! This is the reason why Saffron is one of the world’s rarest spices. In fact, it takes more than 80,000 blossoms or 240,000 hand-picked saffron stigmas (threads) to produce just a single pound of this valuable spice. Ancient Purity guarantees consistent top-quality batches in each gram! 

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Ancient Purity presents Saffron from Iran, where arguably the highest quality of Saffron is produced. The threads from the Crocus Sativus flower are known as Saffron. There’re 3 Saffron threads only for each individual flower! This is the reason why Saffron is one of the world’s rarest spices. In fact, it takes more than 80,000 blossoms or 240,000 hand-picked saffron stigmas (threads) to produce just a single pound of this valuable spice. Ancient Purity guarantees consistent top-quality batches in every single gram! Our Saffron is harvested from the best farms and its 100% natural. Red threads exclude any preservatives or chemicals.

Our Saffron consists out of the red stigmas only which, by hand, have been professionally cut and separated from the flower’s style, ensuring there’s absolute no damage caused to the Saffron threads. Next, the threads are naturally flash-dried, a method where the drying process is so rapid that it will be impossible to lose taste, nutrients, vitamins and minerals during the process. Our Saffron’s quality can be tested with just your nose and eyes. As soon as you open the package you’ll experience a smooth pleasant scent spreading all over the place as well as the amazing natural blood-red colour of this miracle spice.

Saffron – Information & Points to Research

  • Highest Possible Quality.
  • Hand-Picked.
  • Flash-Dried.
  • Rich Source of Manganese.
  • Magnesium, Iron & Potassium.
  • Vitamin C & Vitamin B6.
  • Culinary Delight.
  • Delightfully Aromatic.
  • Supports Overall Health.
  • Harvested Correctly in Season.
  • Relax into Sleep.
  • Heart Health.

Saffron Picked in Qaen, South Khorasan Province, Iran

Saffron - An Amazing Health Powerhouse

There’s a range of health-improving properties attached to the use of Saffron. The spice can be very effective helping with numerous ailments.

Respiratory…Most persons with asthma know how frustrating this illness can be. One of asthma’s major characteristics is experiencing breathing difficulties due to restricted airways and inflamed lungs. Taking Saffron might widen the restricted airways making it less difficult for you to breathe again.

Sleeplessness… If you are experiencing sleeping problems at night, then you should try taking some Saffron. This will aid you in getting better sleep. For the best results, mix the Saffron with some warm milk or tea and drink it before bedtime.

Supports a Health Heart… The antioxidant properties of Saffron have been known to inhibit the activities of markers that contribute to cardiovascular issues. One antioxidant present in Saffron is known as lycopene which is known to promote a healthy heart. Aside that, crocetin, another active ingredient in Saffron aids in lowering the blood’s cholesterol levels, thereby helping to prevent the development of atherosclerosis.

The Sacred Spice of the Ancient World

Saffron Keeps Giving

Promotes Vision Health… According to scientists at the University of L’Aquilla in Abruzzi, taking a little Saffron on a daily basis can increase the level of fatty acids in the membranes. These fatty acids support the cells that impart vision. The scientists revealed that drinking Saffron tea daily can improve eyesight. What this means is that persons with poor eyesight can rely on Saffron for improved vision.

Chronic Low Mood… Saffron can be used in the treatment of mild to moderate mood disorders. Many documented scientific studies has proven that Saffron can be as effective as most of the medicines prescribed for low mood treatment. However, you need to make sure you’re taking 100% real Saffron for it to be effective against mood disorders.

Menstrual Relief…If you use to experience irregular menstrual cycle, you can use Saffron to regulate your menstruation. Saffron not only induces menstruation, but also helps in relieving discomfort associated with periods. In addition, the spice can also help in the reduction of chronic uterus bleeding.

Anti-Inflammatory… The antioxidant properties of Saffron might help in curbing inflammations, as well as reducing it in people with arthritis. Also, Saffron broth can be used for teeth gum problems, because it helps in stopping the inflammatory markers that spread the infection.

Note: Because Saffron is natural, it might not be the strongest solution to any of the above health problems. However, the highest quality of this Persian spice can be a comforting alternative to a wide range of health issues.

Crocus Flowers Yielding Saffron Stigmas

Saffron Nutrition

It’s worth noting that nobody will consume an ounce of Saffron all at once. Most recipes advise taking just 3 grams (half a teaspoon) at one time. However, let us take a look at an ounce of Saffron, as this is the best way of finding out the nutritional value of this incredible spice. First, the manganese amount alone is almost 400% more than the value advised on a daily basis. Saffron also has good quantities of magnesium – 18%, vitamin C – 38%, iron – 17%, vitamin B6 and Potassium both at 14% of the value recommended on a daily basis, which is pretty impressive. Manganese helps the body in regulating the blood sugar, absorb calcium and metabolise carbohydrates.  It also assists in the formation of bones, tissues and sex hormones. Iron cleanses the blood; Vitamin C fights of infections; and the vitamin B6 content of saffron assists in the formation of red blood cells, which makes for effective functioning of the nerves. Potassium on its own assists in balancing the fluids contained in the cells of the body, which can result to painful muscle clamp when low.

“Saffron: The Spice More Precious than Gold” - Sheikh Gulzar.

Besides the above nutritional contents of saffron, it also contains up to 150 volatile compounds. For example, it contains Picrocin, which is the substance responsible for the strong flavour. Safranal is another compound giving Saffron its unique fragrance. Crocin, another compound, gives Saffron its orange/red colour, which is a sign of this spice’s medicinal qualities.

Saffron Nutrition Facts

 

Saffron Nutritional Facts

  • Serving Size: One (1) oz. of saffron (28 grams).

 

Amount per Serving:

  • Fibre: 1g.
  • Protein: 3g.
  • Carbohydrates: 18g.
  • Calories: 87.

Apart from having a unique colour, and flavour, saffron is rich in vitamins like vitamin A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin-C--all crucial elements for optimum health.

Around 28 grams of saffron contains only about 87 calories.

Saffron Comes Alive in Taybad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran استان خراسان رضوی، ایران

Saffron’s Beauty Benefits

Saffron has been used traditionally in Asia and some part of Europe to treat some types of skin issues since ancient times. Saffron is known to have antibacterial properties along with other properties, which are quite beneficial to the skin, thereby making the human body look more radiant and beautiful.

Glowing Skin…The lightening properties of Saffron enables it to promote healthy and glowing skin. For oral solution, add a few strands of Saffron in a glass of (warm) milk and drink it. This might aid in giving your skin a glowing complexion. You can also create a facial mask by mixing 2 strands of Saffron with 2 tablespoons of milk and sandalwood powder. When the paste is ready, wash your face and then apply the mixture. Leave on for around 20 minutes and then wash off with clean water. This will help your skin giving it a smooth and glowing complexion.

Fight Acne…The antibacterial and antioxidant properties of Saffron make it the perfect ingredient for acne treatment. If you’re having acne problems, make a Saffron paste by mixing 3-4 basil leaves with a pinch of Saffron together. Apply the paste on the affected areas and leave to dry off. Afterwards, you can wash off with clean water. Your acne might soon become a thing of the past with regular application of this paste.

Toner for Skin…Most people use toners after having cleansed their skin. If you need a natural toner for your skin, mix Saffron strands in rose water and leave it for a few minutes. Afterwards, use a cotton ball to dab the solution on your face. This will keep your skin looking longer and fresher.

Support Scar Healing… Saffron helped many people to remove spots and scars from their bodies, thereby giving them a skin free of blemish. Saffron has exfoliating properties which makes the removal of scars and spots left behind from old wounds a breeze.

Improves Skin Complexion…Saffron is known to lighten the tone of your skin by removing the impurities and dirt in your skin. Mix few strands of Saffron together with milk cream and massage onto your face. You can also mix the saffron with almond oil, coconut oil or olive oil, depending on the readily available option. Regular use of this paste will give your body a lighter tone.

A Multiple-Benefit Spice for Health & Beauty

Iranian Saffron… Closing Thoughts

Saffron contains chemicals that might alter mood, kill malicious cells, decrease swelling, and act like antioxidants. It can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of Saffron spice. Saffron is largely cultivated in Iran and harvested by hand. It's one of the world's most expensive spices. Greece. Saffron cultivation and making use of this plant go back to nearly 3000 years based on current evidence but first records on this plant were made at the Assyrians age. Since then Saffron has been used to treat more than 90 health issues. More than 150 volatile compounds including terpenes alcohol, terpenes, and their esters are present in Saffron stigmas among which, three major bioactive compounds in Saffron are crocin, picrocrocin and safranal, which are responsible for Saffron’s exclusive colour, taste and fragrance, respectively.

Saffron – Food for Thought

“I blew a strand of hair out of my face and wandered to a table where spices and herbs were laid out in jewellike bowls. Rosemary, thyme, spearmint, cinnamon, cardamom. Their fragrance beckoned me. My fingers twitched. A pinch of delicate reddish-orange threads lay in a clear bowl. They smelled of sunshine. Saffron. For success. I knew exactly what to make.” - Rajani LaRocca, Midsummer's Mayhem

“Leaning over the tray he inhaled deeply, letting the steam-laden aroma flood all the way through him. The soft green clouds with the most delicate golden crusts smelled as perfect as they looked. Pistachio with a hint of saffron. Was there even such a thing as a hint of saffron? It was the loudest understated spice, like a soft-spoken person you couldn't stop listening to. Like the hidden lilts inside a well-held aria. Like the beauty within making what someone looked like on the outside meaningless, slowly, one encounter at a time. No matter how subtle you tried to make it, saffron always shone through, it became the soul of your preparation. He nodded at Rajesh, who stood at the ready with the cashews DJ had candied to perfection with butter and brown sugar. He started to arrange three at the center of each ramekin in a clover of paisleys, then tucked a sugar work swirl next to it to top things off just so.” - Sonali Dev, Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

“She opened the tin to show Candace the dark red strands, a fortune in her palm, dearer than this much caviar, this many shaved truffles; it was for spices like this that Columbus had set out in his ship. "Each strand is handpicked from the center of a crocus flower that blooms two weeks of the year.” - Elin Hilderbrand, The Love Season

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  • Saffron - 100% Natural.
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals. Non-irradiated and GMO-free.
  • Use in cooking or sprinkle on dishes.

With just a pinch tossed in and with no additional prep, dishes like risotto a la Milanese and bouillabaisse have enough liquid and simmering time to draw out Saffron's subtle flavours. The key is to add the Saffron early on, allowing it enough time to bloom in the cooking liquid. The recipe below I really wanted to share with you guys. This is one of my favourite kinds of chicken since it smells like an orange farm and it has an amazing flavour. 

Orange Saffron Chicken

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 4 Chicken Breasts.
  • 1 Onion (diced or mini sliced).
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil.
  • A Pinch of Orange Grated Zest.
  • A Pinch of Saffron.
  • Salt & Pepper.
  • 3 Diced Garlics.
  • A pinch of Grounded Ginger.
  • 2 cups Lemon Juice & a hint of Lemon Zest.
  • 2 cups Water.

Directions:

  • Roast Diced/Sliced Onion with Olive Oil till it gets gold.
  • Add the Chicken.
  • Add salt & pepper and let the Chickens get a Golden Colour, like roasted a little bit.
  • Add 2 cups of Water.
  • Add Saffron, Orange Skin, Garlic, Ginger Powder
  • Let the Chicken cook well.
  • Add 2 cups of Lime Juice.
  • Let the liquid evaporate…you can add a cup of water any time you feel that it needs more and let it cook more.
  • You can serve it with Saffron Rice or Salad.
  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size: 2g (0.07 oz.).
  • Container: Miron Dark Violet Glass.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool dark place.

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