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Saffron Market Size to Reach $2.0 Billion By 2025

June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Saffron Market Size to Reach $2.0 Billion By 2025 | CAGR: 12.0%: Grand View Research, Inc. The global saffron market is expected to reach USD 2.0 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising product use in food applications as a flavoring and coloring agent will augment growth over the next nine years. The product is being employed in medical applications to treat dry skin, cough, and asthma. Rising demand from the pharmaceutical sector on account of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and anti-diabetic properties is expected to have a positive impact on the industry. Growing popularity as an herbal health supplement is expected to propel product growth over the next nine years. Rising product use in the treatment of acne, tan removal, and other skin related issues, is expected to fuel its need in the manufacturing of skin care products which in turn will fuel demand. Increasing product use in textile and [...]

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Saffron Uses, Side Effects and Dosing

June 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Overview Information Saffron is a plant. The dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. It can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice. Saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand. Due to the amount of labor involved in harvesting, saffron is considered one of the world's most expensive spices. The stigmas are also used to make medicine. Saffron is used for asthma, cough, whooping cough (pertussis), and to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant). It is also used for sleep problems (insomnia), cancer, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), intestinal gas (flatulence), depression, Alzheimer’s disease, fright, shock, spitting up blood (hemoptysis), pain, heartburn, and dry skin. Women use saffron for menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Men use it to prevent early orgasm (premature ejaculation) and infertility. Saffron is also used for to increase interest in sex (as an aphrodisiac) and to induce sweating. [...]

  • Chicken Scallopine with Saffron Cream Sauce

Chicken Scallopine with Saffron Cream Sauce

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Total: 25 min Prep: 5 min Cook: 20 min Yield: 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound chicken cutlets (scallopine) 2 shallots, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup white wine 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads 1/2 cup heavy cream 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Directions Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season the chicken cutlets with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until golden and cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to serving plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Turn the heat to medium, add the shallot and the garlic and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Using a wooden spoon, scrape all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until the wine is almost evaporated. Add the chicken broth and [...]

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Persian Saffron Pudding

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Persian Saffron Pudding: Vegan Dessert Recipe with Saffron, Pistachios and Orange Blossom Syrup   This exotic golden dessert is a fusion of two traditional Persian treats– sholeh-zard, a sweet rice pudding made with saffron and other spices, and fereni dagh, a smooth, sweet pudding made with rice flour, rosewater and spices. Combining the flavors of sholeh-zard with the smooth texture of fereni dagh produces an absolutely lovely dessert. The addition of a floral orange blossom syrup really puts it over the top. Floral waters are well suited to sweet desserts and can really add a special essence;  People absolutely love this pudding! Description Exotic yet simple gluten free, dairy free, vegan dessert recipe with saffron, pistachios and orange blossom syrup. Make-ahead dessert. Ingredients Pudding Ingredients 3 cups unsweetened coconut milk 1 1/4 cups water divided 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown rice flour 1 whole cinnamon stick 1 whole star anise 12 whole green cardamom pods 1/2 tsp saffron use a good quality, expensive saffron; Iranian or Spanish is best. [...]

  • 10 interesting facts about saffron

10 interesting facts about saffron

April 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on 10 interesting facts about saffron

Interesting facts about saffron: Saffron, the lovely spice that adds colour and heavenly aroma to food, derives its name from the Latin word safranum. Some also believe that it has drawn from the Arabic word zafaran meaning yellow. It is valued for its varied uses-from being a gourmet ingredient to being an aphrodisiac. Here are some interesting facts about saffron. - Saffron-based pigments have been found in 50,000-year-old depictions of prehistoric places in north-west Iran. Later, the Sumerians used wild-growing saffron in their remedies and magical potions. - [...]

About saffron medicinal properties

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Saffron has widespread traditional uses. It has demonstrated efficacy in mild to moderate depression; however, a limited number of quality clinical trials exist. Potential exists for a role in the treatment of cancer and age-related macular degeneration. Dosing Clinical trials are lacking to guide dosage of saffron. A dosage of 30 mg daily in 2 divided doses has been investigated for the treatment of mild to moderate depression and in premenstrual syndrome. Doses of up to 1.5 g/day of saffron are thought to be safe; toxic effects have [...]

What is saffron?

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Saffron, the word immediately reminds you of Eastern colours, perfumes and treasures. In other words, it is beautiful, tasty and expensive, its nickname is red gold. So, we are dealing with luxury goods! This is, however, exaggerated as it can also mean flashy and useless, which is certainly not the case for saffron. Saffron is simply a very pretty flower (Crocus Sativus), a delicate much valued spice endowed with very interesting medicinal properties. The vivid crimson stigmas and styles, called threads, are collected and dried to be used [...]

7 Health Benefits of Saffron: The Priceless Spice

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Saffron is a small, bulbous, perennial spice, a member of the lily family. To produce saffron, the stigmas [the part of the flower which catches pollen] must be painstakingly handpicked, cut from the white style and then carefully laid on a sieve and cured over heat to deepen the flavor- a process so labor intensive that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Currently saffron is commercially produced in Iran, Greece, Morocco, Spain, Kashmir and Italy. Iran is the most important producer of saffron both, in terms of volume and quality, and Spain being the [...]

Factors Determining Saffron Costs

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

The high cost of saffron is due to the difficulty of manually extracting large numbers of minute stigmas, which are the only part of the crocus with the desired aroma and flavour. An exorbitant number of flowers need to be processed in order to yield marketable amounts of saffron. Obtaining 1 lb (0.45 kg) of dry saffron requires the harvesting of some 50,000 flowers, the equivalent of an association football pitch's area of cultivation, or roughly 7,140 m2 (0.714 ha). By another estimate some 75,000 flowers are needed to produce one pound of dry saffron. This too [...]

How to Store Saffron

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Store saffron in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to six months for maximum flavor. Saffron, like other herbs and spices, is sensitive to light, so wrap the packet in foil to protect it further. Saffron will not spoil, but it will lose increasingly more and more of its flavor with age.