Saffron threads 50 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).
It 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 colouring power (higher than 250 usp).
All-Red (Sargol in Persian)
This kind of saffron is similar to coupe and it is derived from Bunch saffron. It has a high colouring power (240 usp or higher).
Poushal Saffron contains filaments which have 2 or 3 mm style. Its colouring power is about 220 usp.
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 colour.
How to Recognise Quality Saffron
Quality saffron consists of long, bright red stigmas. In the beginning of the season, saffron has the desired colour, taste and bitterness. As the days pass, the colour and taste of Saffron decrease and its fragrance and aroma increase.
The easiest method to recognise pure saffron is to add some water. The pure and real saffron will make the water yellow while the fake one makes it orange or red. We suggest hot water for the 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.