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What is Saffron Honey?

It is said that honey and saffron are like a match made in heaven. Both are powerful health enhancing natural products that and together they offer a unique blend of health-giving nutrients and taste. High quality organic honey blended with pure saffron threads creates amazingly flavorful and healthy “Saffron Honey“. Saffron Honey combines the health benefits of both saffron and honey. It is enjoyable to be consumed while nourishing body with various essential nutrients & vitamins; therefore effective to reduce inflammation, improve blood circulation, calm nervousness, etc. Saffron Honey can be consumed on its own, adding to tea or just mix it with water.

What is saffron?

Saffron is a highly valued spice and one of the most expensive culinary ingredients in the world. It’s from the Crocus family and the word crocus means thread in Greek, referring to the appearance of its stamens. Saffron originates from the Arabic word, Zafaran.

What is Saffron Honey benefits?

The other side, Honey is rich in vitamins, proteins, and minerals and is combined with saffron that has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is also a stimulant, expectorant, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac and stomachic. It offers a unique blend of taste and nutrition. The organic saffron honey helps replace the amount of sugar in your diet which aids in weight loss and is helpful for diabetics. It is infused with rare high potency and has a delicate flavor, aroma and color.

  • Reduces appetite and stops over-eating.
  • Burns fat and boosts metabolism to help lose weight.
  • Removes acne and skin blemishes. Good for both dry skin and oily skin.
  • Reduces wrinkles due to ageing skin.
  • It protects cells from damaging effects of free radicals.
  • Improves brain chemistry. Balances mood and enhances memory.
  • Aids digestive system and liver function.
  • Strengthen immune system and decreases formation of malignant cells.
  • Potassium found in saffron helps to maintain blood pressure and reduces risk of heart diseases.

How to make saffron Honey at Home?

As it is really hard to find real saffron honey made by honey bees, people use regular raw honey and infuse it with saffron stigmas. Here is how it’s done:

  • 1/2 cup mild honey (anything, from acacia, sunflower to clover or tupelo)
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads.
1 teaspoon contains 3 mg of saffron.

Stir them in a glass jar with screw top. Close the jar and let it stay for at least 5 days before consumption. Enjoy the homemade honey saffron on a slice of buttered whole-grain bread for breakfast or drizzled over a bowl of Greek yogurt with a few toasted walnuts. It’s amazing! Or spoon some into a bowl of warm breakfast oats and wait for the vibrant strands to release their orange hues.

Beyond its obvious health value, saffron honey is really tasty. You can enjoy it on a slice of buttered bread or drizzled over a bowl of greek yogurt with some walnuts, or a bowl of breakfast cereals.

Due to its high antioxidant properties, it is advised not to use metal spoon and water temperature higher than 60 °C to prevent oxidation

What is the situation of Iranian saffron exports?

TEHRAN- Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) will hold the meeting of the National Saffron Export Desk this week, a senior official in the organization announced.

According to Mahmoud Bazari, the director-general of TPO’s Export Coordination Office for agro crops and processing industry products, the mentioned meeting is aimed at investigating the ways for the promotion of saffron exports and releasing the reports on the subject by related organizations including Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC), and National Saffron Council, TPO’s Public Relations Department reported on Sunday.

TPO has recently set up a special task force on the trade of saffron.

Underlining the significance of saffron in Iran’s exports, Hamid Zadboum, the head of TPO, has said that his organization has had supporting the exports of this product through offering different incentives a top agenda of its activities since the Iranian calendar year 1380 (March 2001- March 2002).

About 85 percent to 90 percent of Iran’s saffron is produced in the northeastern provinces of North Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi and the eastern province of South Khorasan.

Based on the data released by Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, Iran earns some $500 million annually by exporting medicinal herbs, of which about $350 million is related to saffron and the rest is the share of other medicinal herbs.

Source: Tehran Times

Why Should employees use Saffron?

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Is Saffron good for skin?

Saffron is a plant from the lily family that is difficult to cultivate and harvest. Saffron is an expensive spice because it is harvested manually in certain months of the year And is known as the king of spices. This expensive spice also has many benefits, especially for the skin and hair.

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News: Top 10 Saffron re-exporters in World

Iran holds the title of the largest producer of saffron in the world, but has no place in the export market of this product and does not benefit from the final added value.  The reason for this depends on several factors:

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How to prepare saffron tea?

Saffron is one of the most delicious and fragrant spices that the best of these spices are grown in Iran. Saffron is a very valuable food that is obtained from a small amount of saffron flowers.

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What is the best way to dry saffron?

The method of drying saffron has a great effect on the quality and value of the final product. In different countries and regions, saffron is dried in different ways. The special and extraordinary aroma of saffron is produced during drying due to the hydrolysis of picrocrocin compounds and the release of safranal.

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8 ways of recognition original saffron from fake one

One of the most important things to consider when buying saffron is to identify original saffron, which is not possible without the necessary expertise and information in this area. The high price of saffron has caused some profiteers to cheat in saffron and use some of the methods that we will discuss below to increase their income by fraud. So that we want to not have any problems in buying saffron and we can make the right and safe choice. We must first learn how to distinguish saffron from counterfeit saffron.

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what are the health benefits of Saffron?

saffron is an exotic spice known to ancient writers such as Hippocrates. It comes from the purple crocus flower, related to the lily, containing three delicate fronds, or threads. It’s indigenous to warm, humid climates, such as Iran, the Middle East, and Spain with uses ranging from textile-dying to its spicy goodness. But the nutritional aspects it imparts are as dramatic as its vibrant hue.

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