Greek red saffron health benefits are assured. Greek Kozani Krokos saffron has the best quality in the world ! Saffron crocus, the gold of Greek land, especially in Kozani area (North of Greece) is one of the most precious spices because of its aroma, colour, pharmaceutical and aphrodisiac properties.
History of saffron : The word « krokos » refers to the plant, the bloom, the essence or the herb/drug which is Saffron and it is known since the earliest texts of the world. It is found in epic poems of Homer as « Krokos bloom », in texts of Sophocles, Aristophanes and Strabo etc. Finally in Hippocrates, Asclepius, and other physicians of antiquity, the word is used to refer to a medicinal or therapeutic herb.
Saffron production : Saffron is a spice coming from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the saffron crocus. Saffron is native to Greece and southwest Asia but it was first cultivated in Greece. Iran has today around 90 % of global production and exports. In 2005, the 2nd ranked Greece produced 5,8 tons, while Morocco and Kashmir take 3rd rank with production of 2,5 tons
Saffron Aroma : Saffron is graded via laboratory measurement of safranal (fragrance) content. Saffranol is the main component of essential oil that gives saffron its characteristic scent. Saffron’s aroma is described as reminiscent of metallic honey with grassy or hay-like notes. Try wonderful Korres Men Saffron Eau de Toilette to have an idea.
Saffron colour : The saffron dried stigmas are used also as a colouring agent. Saffron is graded via lab measurement of crocin for colour. Saffron has yellow-orange-red colour used for food and as a fabric dye for clothes, particularly in Asia.
Saffron aphrodisiac : From ancient times, saffron was considered to have aphrodisiac properties. Many authors, Greek mythology, even Old Testament itself, associate saffron with love-making and fertility.
Saffron for cuisine : The dried stigmas are used mainly in various cuisines. Saffron is graded through laboratory measurement of picrocrocin for the taste. Saffron is widely used in cooking e.g. from the Milanese risotto to the Bouillabaisse of France. Krokos Kozanis is lovely combined with rice and sweets in Greece. Try tasty Greek red Kozani Krokos (saffron) to have an idea
Saffron health benefits : Saffron have many potential medicinal properties Saffron is part of traditional against
- Cancer : Saffron has anticarcinogenic properties
- Non-Immunomodulation and Oxydation
- Depression. Saffron stigmas, and even petals, may be helpful for depressive situation.
- Spasmodic situation and stimulation loss
- Kidney pains if used in small quantity
- Loss of appetite and bad digestion
- Convulsions, hysterics, nervous colics and whooping cough
- Pimples, inflamations and breast diseases