Interesting Saffron Facts

The name Saffron comes from the Arabic word,” zafaran ” which means yellow and it is the official color of Buddhist robes in India.

To make 1 gram of dried saffron, approximately 150 flowers are needed, making it the most expensive spice in the world.

In the Middle Ages, one could be sentenced to the punishment of being buried alive if they tried to alter saffron by adding in other substances. 

Saffron has the taste of hay-like, bitter honey, and contains significant amounts of vitamin C, manganese and magnesium, while it is said to have a number of medicinal benefits, including improvement of vision, anti cancer properties, and benefits for depression.

Saffron is also as an antidepressant, immunity builder, antioxidant and sex-stimulant.