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Pure saffron in threads - glass jar 0,50gr

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Saffron is a spice rich of carotenoids, vitamin B1, and B2, with proven antioxidant molecules that slow aging and prevent some cancers. Traditionally, saffron promotes digestion, helps metabolize fat, and promotes a calming effect. This spice is very versatile and can be used in many dishes like fish, meat and vegetables can even bring something unusual in pastry 

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Pure saffron in threads - glass jar 0,50gr

Saffron is a beautiful flower whose color varies from pale lilac to purple; its interior contains the pistil, composed of three filaments, which represent the precious spice. Today, saffron is used for preparation of refined foods; however, historically, saffron was used by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans as a medicinal remedy, cosmetics, and for dyeing fabrics. Introduced in Europe by the Arabs, saffron is now produced in Italy, only in certain areas. It is available in limited quantities, but the quality is outstanding. The flower harvest takes place in autumn at sunrise before the sun is too high to assure the flower remains closed. The task is laborious and requires patience, performed by individuals with skilled and gentle hands, trained not to break the stigma. Once the petals are removed and picked up, the precious stigmas are dried and placed on a sieve, at the right distance from the embers of the fireplace. At the end of this process, the weight of the rare spice is greatly diminished, but the smell and taste are intensified; this is why to obtain one kilogram of saffron requires about 160 000 flowers.

SAFFRON IN THE KITCHEN

Saffron should be stored in airtight glass containers, away from light to preserve his organoleptic features. A few hours prior to its use, it is recommended to put the whole pistil in a small amount of hot water, in order to develop colour and aroma; the melted saffron has to be added at the final stage of the cooking process. To obtain a faster release, it can be crumbled finely and used in powder form. Five pistils per person are required. Any dish can now be flavoured, adding few calories. This spice is very versatile and can be used in many dishes like fish, meat and vegetables can even bring something unusual in pastry.

PROPERTIES AND THERAPEUTIC USES

Saffron is a spice rich of carotenoids, vitamin B1, and B2, with proven antioxidant molecules that slow aging and prevent some cancers. Traditionally, saffron promotes digestion, helps metabolize fat, and promotes a calming effect. In addition, experts emphasize its aphro-disiac properties. Studies are currently being undertaken in order to use saffron, this precious gift of nature, for therapeutic purposes. Saffron contains about 150 volatile aromatic substances that give the typical organoleptic characteristics. Saffron since ancient times has been used as a officinal plant. In the Renaissance it was considered almost a panacea, used in case of painful menstruation, back pain, dyspepsia, bronchospasm, cough, asthma, depression, nervous excitement, irritated gums as during the teething stage in children. It is an excellent digestive, causing increased secretion of bile and gastric juices and peristalsis. Helps prevent heart disease because it decreases the blood pressure and promoting fat metabolism, reduces levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

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Pure saffron in threads - glass jar 0,50gr

Pure saffron in threads - glass jar 0,50gr

Saffron is a spice rich of carotenoids, vitamin B1, and B2, with proven antioxidant molecules that slow aging and prevent some cancers. Traditionally, saffron promotes digestion, helps metabolize fat, and promotes a calming effect. This spice is very versatile and can be used in many dishes like fish, meat and vegetables can even bring something unusual in pastry 


Mercuri Mario's farming business has been operating in the food industry for several years and has a long-standing reputation for their top-quality products and the thorough attention to packaging. The business activities of this family-owned company are based on an age-old passion for this fine spice, grown in the Sibillini mountains.

Saffron is a beautiful flower whose color varies from pale lilac to purple; its interior contains the pistil, composed of three filaments, which represent the precious spice. Today, saffron is used for preparation of refined foods; however, historically, saffron was used by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans as a medicinal remedy, cosmetics, and for dyeing fabrics. Introduced in Europe by the Arabs, saffron is now produced in Italy, only in certain areas. It is available in limited quantities, but the quality is outstanding. The flower harvest takes place in autumn at sunrise before the sun is too high to assure the flower remains closed.

The task is laborious and requires patience, performed by individuals with skilled and gentle hands, trained not to break the stigma. Once the petals are removed and picked up, the precious stigmas are dried and placed on a sieve, at the right distance from the embers of the fireplace. At the end of this process, the weight of the rare spice is greatly diminished, but the smell and taste are intensified; this is why to obtain one kilogram of saffron requires about 160 000 flowers.


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