Benefits of Saffron
Saffron nutrition facts
Saffron is one of the highly prized spices known since antiquity for its color, flavor and medicinal properties. It is the dried "stigma" or threads of the flower of the S.crocus plant.Saffron has the distinct flavor because of the chemical components in it picrocrocin, and safranal. It also contains a natural carotenoid chemical compound, crocin, which gives saffron its golden yellow hue. These traits along with its medicinal properties make it a valuable ingredient in many foods worldwide.