Saffron is a spice which is a member of the Iris family and has been used for several centuries.
Saffron is a rare expensive spice in that it is still cultivated and harvested by hand in order to sufficiently remove saffron threads and combine 4,500 crocus flowers to make just an ounce of the spice. Saffron is now used worldwide and brings to life food as well as clothes.
Saffron is known for proving a pungent fragrance in dishes with a slight earthy essence and also to colour the bright orange robes worn by Buddhist across Asia.
- Provides high levels of manganese which helps to balance sugar levels in the blood and absorb calcium. (1)
- Provides nutrient-rich vitamin C which provides autoimmunity and helps to protect the skin. (2)
- Supplies magnesium, iron, potassium and essential B-vitamins: These combine to aid in metabolising carbohydrates, proteins and fats as well as balance cell fluidity in the body. (3) (4)
- Contains crocin which not only provides the intense orange colour but contains powerful carotenoids and antioxidants which can protect your body from free radical damage. (5)
- Supplies Crocin which contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which are known to soothe digestion, improve memory and even work as a natural antidepressant. (6)
|Saffron Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon, powder
|Calories from Fat||1|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||1 g||0%|
|Dietary Fibre||0 g||0%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C||3%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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