• 10 Impressive Health Benefits of Saffron

    10 Impressive Health Benefits of Saffron

    Saffron contains an impressive variety of plant compounds that act as antioxidants — molecules that protect your cells against free radicals and oxidative stress.

    Notable saffron antioxidants include crocin, crocetin, safranal, and kaempferol.

    Crocin and crocetin are carotenoid pigments and responsible for saffron’s red color. Both compounds may have antidepressant properties, protect brain cells against progressive damage, improve inflammation, reduce appetite, and aid weight loss.


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  • Six tests to identify real/pure saffron

    Six tests to identify real/pure saffron
    by Laura from mother would know 
    1. Smell– Many authorities describe the smell of saffron as sweet. I would say it reminds me of paella – a distinctive smell that is not entirely sweet. Rather, I find it both sweet and husky. It is no surprise that saffron brings paella to mind. That dish include saffron in the rice and the addition of the spice gives paella an unforgettable aroma. For examples of how to use saffron in paella rice, check out this seafood paella or this chicken, mushroom and shrimp paella, both from José Andres.
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