Immunity Booster – Saffron is rich in antioxidants, is a known immunity enhancer, and has been proven to possess anti-cancer properties.
Elixir for Pregnant Women – Saffron milk is traditionally recommended for pregnant women to ensure the baby’s well-being and smooth delivery.
Healthy Skin Treatment – Saffron strands soaked in milk are known to clear away blemishes, dark spots, and pigmentation, in addition to having anti-aging properties.
Saffron is similar to a dried herb and needs heat and hydration to draw out all of its aromatics, not to mention its rich golden color.
For Indian dishes, such as biryani and kheer, seep in warm water or milk for 40-45 mins and then use.
For Persian recipes like polavs and tahdigs, grind into a powder and mix a few tablespoons of hot water. It will instantly become densely aromatic taking on a deep sunset hue. This concoction is ready to use at any stage.
For dishes like risotto, bouillabaisse, and paella, just take a pinch and toss in.
3-5 threads of kesar are enough for 1 cup of water.
Store away from heat, moisture, and sunlight.