Saffron (2 gms)
Imported from Kashmir, these are fine saffron strands harvested from saffron crocus in November and available throughout the year. Kashmiri saffron, also called mogra or lacha,has a dark maroon-purple hue – among the world’s darkest. Thus Saffron has a strong flavour, aroma, and colouring effect.Since high-grade Kashmiri saffron is usually mixed with cheaper Iranian imports and marketed as pure, it is important to stay away from untrustworthy sellers. Shalimar Brand Saffron provides 100% organically grown Kashmiri mogra in this delicate 2g pack.
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world — with 1-pound (450 grams) costing between 500 and 5,000 U.S. dollars.
The reason for its hefty price is its labor-intensive harvesting method, making the production costly.
Saffron is harvested by hand from the Crocus sativus flower, commonly known as the “saffron crocus.” The term “saffron” applies to the flower's thread-like structures, or stigma.
Here are 11 impressive health benefits of saffron.
- A Powerful Antioxidant
- May Improve Mood and Treat Depressive Symptoms
- May Have Cancer-Fighting Properties
- May Reduce PMS Symptoms
- May Act as an Aphrodisiac
- May Reduce Appetite and Aid Weight Loss
- Other Potential Health Benefits
- Easy to Add to Your Diet