A subtle and aromatic composition of ecological ingredients that will allow you to enjoy the bouquet of flavors. Beautiful marigold petals are combined with aromatic vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of unique saffron. The whole is complemented by a sweet pear with honey and broken with the distinct flavor of cloves. Thanks to the saffron content, the tea will put you in a good mood, and the cinnamon will give you energy.
What does saffron contain?
Saffron threads contain different groups of active compounds. An essential oil was identified in them, and it contains bitter pyrocrocin and safranal, which is produced by drying the raw material. In addition, carotenoids: crocin, crocetin, which give the characteristic color. Other ingredients present in the raw material include B vitamins: B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin) as well as pectins, mucilages, sugars and fats. Pyrocrocin and safranal together constitute about 4% of saffron. It is assumed that the higher their content, the higher the quality of the raw material.
It is worth emphasizing that the active compounds of saffron are the products of transformations of such carotenoids as e.g. zeaxanthin and lycopene. Therefore, saffron is an extremely rich source of polyphenols with strong antioxidant properties.
What is saffron good for?
The healing effect of saffron is multidirectional, thanks to which it has found its use as a supporting agent in the treatment of various ailments. Most scientific reports concern its beneficial effect on the mental condition, alleviation of PMS symptoms and possible preventive action in the case of neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.
Saffron - healing properties
Apart from the characteristic color and intense aroma, saffron also has many healing properties:
Due to the numerous health properties of saffron, it is used not only in cooking, but also in medicine and cosmetics.
- supports digestion
- has a diastolic effect
- stimulates the appetite
- has antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties,
- increases libido (it is an aphrodisiac known since antiquity)
- has anti-cancer properties
- supports the circulatory system by regulating blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- increases the concentration of dopamine and serotonin in the body (which is why saffron is also used for depression)
- contains numerous microelements and vitamins - potassium, copper, zinc, folic acid, vitamins C and A
- contains numerous antioxidants that protect against free radicals
Saffron is famous for being the most expensive spice in the world. This honorable name results from the fact that the spice is made only from the flower pistils (birthmarks) of the crocus (Crocus sativus L.). A single flower has 3 such pistils, each weighing only 2 mg. To produce 1 kg of spice, as many as 150-200 thousand are used. flowers. The need for manual harvesting and a very short flowering time also have a significant impact on the price of saffron. Most of the world's saffron resources come from Iran, but there is also Spanish saffron, famous for its great culinary qualities.
In addition to being used in cooking, saffron was once used as a dye, e.g. for dyeing fabrics, and as a raw material in the cosmetics and perfumery industry.
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