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[25/03/2011] General Facts About Saffron

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Saffron is a safe spice used for millennia

Saffron stigma powder is derived from saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). Saffron is usually recognised as a safe natural spice, with a distinctive pungent, honey-like flavour and aroma. The word "saffron" is derived from the Persian word za'faran, which translates to "yellow." Interestingly, the natural carotenoids lutein/zeaxanthin which are concentrated in macula of the eye, and play important role in its health and function also have distinctive yellow colour. Saffron is a rich source of carotenoids that impart many beneficial and protective effects to our body.

From ancient times saffron has been used across Europe and Middle East to promote health.  Saffron arrived to Great Britain, town of Walden, in early fourteenth century during the period of Edward III.

Stigmas from 85,000 flowers are needed to obtain about 1 kilogram of raw saffron, which after drying yields only 200 grams of saffron powder!  Saffron 2020TM, contains 20 mg of high quality saffron, equal to about 30 dried filaments of saffron stigma.

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