Saffron (Kesar) is derived from the flower of Crocus Sativus, also known as "Saffron Crocus". It has three gentle crimson stigmas in the center. In fact, it is one of the most expensive spices in the world. It takes more than 150 Crocus flowers to make up just one gram of Saffron. Also known as Kesar in Hindi, Kumkuma pubba in Telugu, Kungumapoo in Tamil, Zafran in Bengali. It is an extremely valuable spice, especially for its distinct flavor, health, and medicinal properties. Kashmir (India), Iran, Spain, Greece, Morocco, and Italy are major producers of Saffron. Iran is the largest producer of Kesar. It comprises more than 90% of the world's total production. Two main categories of Kesar in Kashmir are:
- Mongra (stigma alone)
- Lachha (stigmas attached with parts of the style)
Uses of Saffron / Kesar
Indians, Persians, Europeans, and Arabians extensively use Kesar in their Cuisine. It is a multipurpose spice that adds a new aspect to both spicy and sweet dishes. It imparts a distinct flavor and aroma and also makes the dish appear more presentable. Indian Sweets, Cakes, Ice-cream and Syrup (Sharbat) often include saffron. Kesar, when combined with milk, can improve digestion and appetite. It can also boost immunity and keeps the skin healthy. To buy genuine Kesar, always look from reputed and well-known sources.
Its distinctive zest and flavor are due to the existence of chemical compounds like Safranal and Picrocrocin. Kesar comprises fairly 150 volatile compounds that are important for the general well-being of the body. It contains many essential nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Iron, Potassium, etc. Therefore it is widely used in medical treatment for Coughs & Cold, Stomach disorders, Sleeplessness, Uterine bleeding, Heart problems, Scarlet fever, Depression, Flatulence and Cancer.
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