Saffron is the most valuable medicinal food product because of its importance in Iran’s agricultural economy. This plant is a spice that dates back almost 4000 years and it is said that even Cleopatra was a fan. Saffron is mostly known for its inclusion in food items. But it has very significant nutrients and chemical compounds which are beneficial in providing medicinal benefits.
saffron and its constituents have been shown to be effective in the treatment of mild to moderate depression which may be because of an interaction with the serotonin and noradrenaline system. Nowadays, saffron is cultivated in Iran and a few countries with old civilization. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and its high price is due to the labor cultivation, harvesting, and handling.
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world and while it should be used with repect, it’s worth the investment for the incredible notes it imparts in sweet and savoury saffron recipes.
The intensity of the golden yellow hue that’s unique to saffron as well the depth of savoury flavour are difficult to capture with any other spice. It’s not hard to see why saffron is loved by many international cuisines.