Organic Saffron 4 grams: Saffron has been a key seasoning, fragrance, dye, and medicine for over three millennia. It has long been used in food, drink, and traditional herbal medicine.
Our Saffron is premium highest quality Persian Saffron- All Red (Negin).
Organic Saffron 4 grams is laboratory tested with the following characteristics:
Crocin (colouring strength): 252 ( 190 Category I fine Saffron ISO 3632);
Safranal (Aroma): 30 (20-50 category I fine Saffron ISO 3632);
Picrocrosin (taste): 82 (70 category I fine Saffron ISO 3632).
Different types of Saffron
Negin Saffron has the highest coloring power (higher than 250 usp).
All-Red (Sargol in Persian)
This kind of saffron is similar to coupe. It is all red and is really pure and without style. This kind of saffron has very high coloring power (240 usp or higher).
Pushal Saffron contains filaments which have 2 or 3 mm style. Its coloring power is about 220 usp
It is also called Red& White in which the red part is about 70% to 75% and the style is about 25% and 30%.
It is the yellow or white parts of saffron threads which are separated from red stigma. In fact, this part of saffron thread can not be defined as pure saffron. It does not contain the dye, Crocin, that gives food a rich golden color.
How to Recognise Quality Saffron
Quality saffron consists of long, bright red stigmas. In the beginning of the season, saffron has the desired coloring strength, taste and bitterness. Over time the color and the taste of Saffron decrease and its fragrance and aroma increase. Moreover, the color of saffron becomes darker and the filaments become dry and fragile.
The easiest method to recognise pure saffron is by adding some water. The pure Saffron will make the water yellow while the fake one will make it orange or red. We suggest hot water for this test.
Saffron has been used in folk medicine for many years.
There are studies on the efficacy of saffron in mild-to-moderate depression. As a dietary supplement, saffron extracts may have a role in the treatment of eye disorders. Furthermore, Saffron may help with pain and inflammation. Literature review showed that Saffron may decrease cholesterol and triglyceride levels.