a magical aromatic ingredient in Persian culture, known as “ Red Gold” has been cultivated for more than millenniums in Iran. This strategic agricultural product of Iran is the world’s most expensive spice. And more than 90% of this Red Gold comes from Iran. The saffron harvest season begins in early November and lasts for about 2-3 weeks. Cities of Qaen, Khaf, Gonabad, Torbat Heydariyeh andTaybad, which are located in Khorasan province.
Saffron is used in beverage, ice cream, rice, deserts, jelly, tea, ….it adds a wonderful taste and flavor to food.
Health Benefits of Saffron:
1. A Powerful Antioxidant.
2. Antidepressant, Improve Mood and Treat Depressive Symptoms-
3. May Reduce Appetite and Aid Weight Loss
4. Cancer-Fighting Properties.
5. Reduce PMS Symptoms
6. Boosts memory