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Organic Saffron

Superfood Description

Saffron threads are the brilliantly colored red-burgundy dried stigma of the blue saffron crocus flower, Crocus sativus. Individually hand collected, it is easy to understand why Saffron is one of the most revered and expensive spices in the world. It has been used for centuries as a culinary flavor, a therapeutic botanical in many traditional medicines, as€a natural dye and as a coveted beautifying agent. Anyone that has cooked with saffron will know that it will infuse any dish with a deep orange to red color. This brightly colored pigment in saffron known as crocin is a uniquely protective antioxidant. The deeper the color and the more intense the flavor profile, the higher concentration of crocin content in the stigma. Due to its expensive nature, there are many grades of saffron available. Organic Traditions offers the highest quality, Certified Organic Saffron from Kashmir, India, one of the worlds most celebrated regions for saffron. Saffrons quality can be identified by the depth and strength of its color and taste profile. Lower quality saffron is thin, brittle, dry and orange-red in color. Organic Traditions offers the most exquisite saffron in the world. The intensely deep red-burgundy stigmas, indicating a higher crocin content and treads that are plump, thick and somewhat moist are all indicators of exceptional quality.

Sku: AHM850
$15.99
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All prices are in United States dollars (USD).

  • Highest quality Organic saffron from Kashmir, India
  • One of the world's most precious botanicals
  • Provides protective antioxidants
  • Boil a pinch as a tea or add to recipes

Overview of Key Benefits

Anti-Tumor Extracts of saffron demonstrate inhibition of human tumor cell growth in vitro. Blood Pressure Lowering Aqueous extracts of saffron exhibit hypotensive properties and lower blood pressure in animal models. Crocin and safranol are the constituents demonstrating this activity. Aphrodisiac In one animal model.

Recommended Uses

  • Steep saffron threads in warm water stock or milk for at least 30 minutes before using.
  • Steam with rice and potatoes.
  • Grind a few threads in a pestle & mortar.
  • Used in traditional Indian/Pakistani dishes.

Zoological Info

Country of Origin: India
Ingredients: Certified Organic Saffron
Botanical Name: Crocus sativus
Form: Threads.

Allergen Information

Produced in a facility that packages tree nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts and Cashews). The facility is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and peanut free.

Storage Information

Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.

Suggested Use

  • Steep saffron threads in warm water stock or milk for at least 30 minutes before using.
  • Steam with rice and potatoes.
  • Grind a few threads in a pestle & mortar.
  • Used in traditional Indian/Pakistani dishes.

Proposition 65 (California)

You may have noticed that a number of our products contain the California Proposition 65 warning. These warnings are intended to inform the residents of California about the chemicals and heavy metals that can be found in a number of products. This may seem scary, however there is little reason for concern. The elements that have triggered this warning on our products include lead and cadmium, both of which are naturally occurring elements caused by the mineral rich soil that our products are grown in.

To learn more about these labels and Proposition 65, please go to the Government of California Proposition 65 web page.