Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Fights asthma
Helps with insomnia
Improves eyesight
Inhibits cancer cell growth
Promotes eye health

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 tbsp; Calories: 6; Fat: .1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 3mg; Carbs: 1.4g; Fiber:0g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 0.2g; Potassium: 1%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 2%DV; Calcium: 0%DV; Iron: 1%DV

Did You Know?

  • Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world!
  • To remove its bitter aftertaste, press the threads between two aluminium sheets before use.
  • Pure saffron is made up of tiny, bright-red threads. The redder the saffron, the higher the quality.

Ways to Eat:

  • In rissotto
  • In stews or soups
  • In teas

Farming Trivia:

  • The plant originally came from Asian countries where it is still mainly produced: Iran alone accounts for 90% of the total quantity harvested worldwide.
  • Saffron consists of the three dried stigmas of the saffron crocus.  It takes about 80,000 roses to produce 1 lb of saffron and the threads must be hand picked.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.