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Saffron, the most expensive spice in the world is derived from the dry stigmata of the plant Crocus Sativus. This exotic spice is native of Asia Minor and now cultivated worldwide in many countries, particularly in Afghanistan, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Turkey and Iran and parts Jammu & Kashmir. Azure International offers the best quality of Afghan Saffron at very competitive prices. Saffron, is derived from the dry stigmata of the plant Crocus Sativus. The plant is a bulbous, perennial with globular corms, 15-20 cm high. It has 6 to 10 leaves present at anthesis, one to two flowers with a lilac-purple colour with perianth segments of 3.5 5 cm and style branches of 2.5 3.2 cm. The yellow style is deeply divided into three branches and the stigmata are bright red. Flowers are arising directly from the corms. Flowers have tri-lobed stigma, which along with the style tops yield the saffron of commerce. Committed to Deliver 11 Saffron is used as a culinary seasoning and to colour, cottage cheese, chicken and meat, rise, mayonnaise, liquors and cordials. It is also used in specialty breads, cakes, confectionaries, Mughlai dishes. Saffron is also used as a perfume in cosmetics. In medicine saffron is used in fevers, melancholia, and enlargement of liver and spleen. Used as dye material in textile production In Ayurvedic medicine it is used to heal arthritis, impotence and infertility. It has wide range of uses in Chinese and Tibetan medicines. Afghan Saffron Quality Afghan saffron quality tests show that Afghan saffron is one of the best in terms of quality mainly due to the climatic condition of Afghanistan as suitable to the growth and production of saffron. Saffron types are graded by quality accordingly to laboratory measurements of such characteristics as crocin (colour), picrocrocin (taste) and saffranal (fragrance) content.
|Shelf Life||1 Year|
|Packaging Type||Glass Bottle, Plastic Packet|
|Features||Good Purity, High Quality|
|Packaging size||100g, 1gm, 200gm, 2gm, 50gm, 5gm|