Superfoods - Saffron

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There are data on the existence of saffron since 2300 BC. Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, or in the Arab world, have echoed the use of this spice. It was the Arabs who introduced the crop to Europe. Saffron is the pistil of a violet flower, a small orange thread with a bitter taste, very aromatic and that gives off a bright yellow color when mixed with food. It is an antioxidant, a great digestive and has antidepressant properties. Recipes: - Saffron infusion - Sweet sesame and saffron pate - Saffron asparagus

Saffron has been known to have been used since 2300 BC

The Arabs, the Egyptians and the Romans already used this spice which was related to refinement

And the high society used it both in cooking and as a cushion filling

as a perfume in salons and spas and also as a dye

For fabrics of beautiful dresses saffron is the pistil of a beautiful colored flower

Violet is an intense orange strand with a bitter taste that also tinges brilliantly yellow when mixed with food Saffron was introduced by the Arabs in Europe and the word itself is of Arabic origin and is still used today in Europe

Almost intact in all languages, due to the laboriousness of its cultivation, which is done by hand harvesting

The manipulation found in saffron is one of the most expensive foods in the world

Approximately 3000 € per kilo, to give you an idea

It is appreciated in the international gastronomy but in addition it has been given medicinal uses since ancient times It has great antioxidant properties Antidepressant and is a great digestive

Did you know that due to its high price some Traders tried to counterfeit saffron by substituting it with colored onion strips or horse meat fibers

Did you know that in very high doses it colors the yellow of sweat, urine and other secretions? It can also cause symptoms of drunkenness, vertigo or headache

In Egypt The general dye saffron was used to dye the shrouds of the mummies yellow for women and red for the men It is a great depurative and it prevents the appearance of stones in the gallbladder It is a powerful antioxidant Improves memory and cognitive abilities Improves vision, helps to reduce cholesterol and prevents cardiovascular diseases

It is a natural antidepressant It is anticancer Saffron is an element that has been used since ancient times

As a medicine And as a condiment those who could afford it because it was very expensive used it

As a real medicine and that's a little bit of what I'm going to talk about now we're going to do An infusion that has different uses we're going to unravel the magic of this flower

Saffron heats water and keep on hand Well, a tube of saffron, a small box, you know that you can buy quite small quantities

How we measure To make a saffron infusion the amount is practically the same as any other infusion

More or less A small spoonful Let him notice coffee saffron Careful Because you know that this is quite expensive and should not be wasted

you pour it into a big jug That fits about a liter of water

and add hot water A liter fills the pitcher and look how beautiful the color is Intense gold and how the little threads are seen And here you have it You can make use of this infusion During the whole day Without taking out the saffron So that it can be released because it really has an intensity of flavor and intensity of elements Who are going to go going off And more and more things that we do are going to bring to you With this infusion one of the great properties of saffron is that it is a digestive both within the meals As out taking in this way So if you have gastric discomfort, gastroenteritis, heartburn

also intestinal discomfort you can take this infusion all day long in small glasses four times a day

or five times You're going to notice that it immediately calms and helps and another use for it is as a mouthwash You just let it cool and then you can put it in a jar and keep it until it runs out every day

After you brush your teeth you can rinse it out just like any other mouthwash because it helps to disinfect has antiseptic properties and also to soothe the gums there are some small sore or a cut or you have tooth problems you will notice that it is very very good for you

Finally I will comment that it is a natural antispasmodic for stomach pains

Kidney discomfort and menstrual discomfort considerably reduces those Spasms that are so painful and also helps regulate menstruation

If you suffer from menstrual cramps, this is your infusion during those days

Taking it all day long you can even take 2 liters, absolutely nothing will happen and you will notice that these discomforts will calm down, the effect will be Over time it's very interesting because every period you're going to feel that you're better that it balances out it might even disappear and one last super interesting tip for moms and dads Kids teething time is super annoying the kids are crying they feel a lot of pain, they take the saffron directly And rub it on the baby's gums This is you have to put your little finger in, you have to be very careful and rub it well for five minutes

ten minutes if the child has allowed it, it will help to reduce the swelling

It's a disinfectant and it's going to calm him down a lot when he takes it

Important don't sugarcoat You have to keep in mind that this is like a medicine for you

Another little thing, don't strain it either Let the saffron stay there to macerate and take it because it will also bring you many things

Here you have this incredible Saffron infusion Health But really And now I'm going to show you something much more pleasurable how to use saffron within a Sweet recipe A sesame and orange puree pâté Sesame puree you can find it very easily in herbalists and you have two versions sesame puree toasted which is the one that I have here and without toasting I like it toasted because it has a texture like more as I would say, it has more weight, it has more character

Sesame puree you can put 4 or 5 tablespoons in a small bowl

and the next thing you're going to put is honey 3 tablespoons of honey one two, well loaded and three As soon as you start mixing You'll see what's a little dense Mix well and then have oranges at hand Half an orange is enough Squeeze This is going to give you a very interesting touch because on the one hand we have the citrus Also exalts rather enhances the sweetness And it combines wonderfully with the sesame Once That is squeezed We add the saffron Our star ingredient This is a sweet antidepressant We have seen that it has medicinal properties Also applicable in the use of food It is a great stimulant for the brain you are going to add More or less The tip of a finger of saffron, it is difficult to measure because they are small handfuls

I think it looks good I show it And we place this marvel That also flavors if you overdo it can give a little strong taste so better go with caution And with the orange and the saffron You continue mixing well You will see that the pâté It is loosening little by little and getting a texture Also creamy but a little softer looser With patience And how we eat this Well, it's fabulous for snacks you can use it with cookies because it's very sweet or also on top of Toast with bread It can be a good sweet snack Or simply if you have an early dinner and you're not very hungry Why not A little toast of this And little else, because it's super super super nutritious

here we go now laying the texture desired Try it it's super original it has an arabic touch It is not a dessert With a dot Exotic and to decorate As not A few strands Of saffron and here it is In this last recipe I'm going to use Saffron as a condiment itself is very very simple and serves as a first course or as a dinner

Slightly Wild asparagus Cut the thickest part and put them to cook in very little water almost a finger and a half no more

Place them well make sure there is space and you're going to bake them with the saffron More or less we see the pot A little room It will be enough You will notice That immediately the water changes color And the heat because this is going to boil So that it releases its properties Its flavor it's hard to catch Add it spread it well so that it doesn't stay concentrated in one place in the pot

Let it fall on top and mix With the asparagus Raise the temperature Between 7 and 8 depends a little bit on your kitchen and let them cook for 5 to 7 minutes, not much more we want them to cook for 5 to 7 minutes that the asparagus is crunchy that's why you put it A little water so that it keeps all its properties and does not stew, we are not looking to stew it but to give it a touch Almost similar to steaming but we need the water to help the saffron to release in the meantime

We are going to prepare a simple orange vinaigrette I forgot to add salt Sea salt A little touch two handfuls because saffron goes very very well with salty things Extra virgin olive oil You pour it in a small bowl And you can squeeze Half or a whole orange, this is a pretty big orange, let's help

I think it squeezes itself, it has a lot of juice

This is already going Getting colored Yellow Orange Second orange That's a lot of juice And stir to mix well You don't need to add salt because we already have it in the asparagus

This is a sweet and sour sauce with the touch of the Oliva which is wonderful and now just wait A few minutes past 5 minutes With a fork he pricks the asparagus To check That it is cooked and that it has not softened It is perfect We put aside some things that we have left over And now I can take them out Little by little Carefully Let it drain it looks super nice now I show it Because the saffron threads Are entangled in the asparagus And they stand out a lot with the green color One that has stayed around here What you can do with the water Drink it yes, it's going to be intense in taste But The saffron has released a lot and so has the asparagus so this is a real medicinal concoction

We add Dressing It's a little oil sauce With orange Dish Healthy single Rich And we decorate Why Even if it is simple it can be attractive As you can see, saffron is much more than a condiment

Let's review the three recipes First the medicinal one a simple saffron infusion but it has some incredible uses Second sweet pate of sesame and saffron perfect for meals, snacks and even for an energetic breakfast And finally an appetizer or first course of saffron asparagus with saffron This has a lot of properties and don't forget to drink the broth because it's delicious and is super energetic To close I'll give you one more note about medicine and saffron Recent scientific studies prove that saffron is a great ally of memory, very good for memory

Also for people who suffer a lot of stress, it helps to combat degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease

or Alzheimer's disease so I think there are plenty of reasons to include saffron in the diet, do a little Economic effort and if it was not in your ingredients it is time to go and buy it because its benefits Really incredible and infinite

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