SAFFRON - in the western world it is used more as a spice...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Saffron Why is it expensive? The saffron crocus are the dried stigmas of the flower itself. Each flower only produces  three of these and the are so fragile that they have to be collected by hand. It's the  scarcity of saffron and it's labour-intensive harvesting that makes this spice so  expensive. About 14000 threads (dried stigmas) makes one ounce of saffron. Origins? Believed to have originated from Eastern Greece, Although thought that it was first produced in western or central Asia, but was disputed by botanical research. Medicinal Purposes? Saffron is given to reduce fevers, cramps and enlarged livers, to calm nerves. However
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: in the western world, it is used more as a spice. Can be natural tonic as well to build resistance to common diseases such as Asthma, or the common cold. Some uses for Saffron in the eastern world are, to treat acne and skin diseases, help gum pain, mixture of saffron and olive oil can help cure hurt muscles, etc. Where does it come from? Comes from a Crocus, which is from the iris family. Cultivated in Autumn/fall season. Where is it grown today? Saffron is harvested in Spain(Largest), Greece, India, Turkey, Iran(Largest)....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern