Bảo quản saffron theo cách của người Iran

Preserve saffron in the Iranian way, use it freely without worrying about it being damaged

Basically, saffron is usually stored in a dry place, away from direct sunlight. However, in order to keep the best quality for this precious medicinal herb, you need to better understand how the Iranians preserve saffron.

Saffron is a rare spice, herb and medicinal herb with a price that is not cheap. People who believe in this product often tend to keep a certain amount for daily use or when needed, ready to cook, make tea or put into many other applications.

Refer to some applications with saffron:

So how to preserve saffron well, to help this spice from Iran always keep the same quality as when it was first purchased, just opened the box? This depends on the climate, weather and space characteristics of the user, but in the simplest way, learn the Iranian way of preserving saffron. With simple and specific notes, storing and preserving saffron at home after opening the product lid becomes simpler than ever.

How to preserve saffron?

Storing saffron is not difficult, the most important thing is to avoid exposure to moisture and sunlight.

Storing saffron is not difficult, the most important thing is to avoid exposure to moisture and sunlight. (Photo: Luckybelly)

The best way to preserve saffron and keep the quality of the product is to put it in an airtight container. When exposed to high humidity, fresh saffron begins to lose its properties in a short time. The same goes for when this spice is exposed to oxygen. That's why you should store this product in a small sterilized container/vial where air cannot circulate. The vial must then be placed in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight.

The best option is to keep the jar/box in the kitchen cabinet or in a drawer. Kitchen cabinets or drawers should be made of wood instead of metal, because metal easily absorbs heat, affecting the quality of saffron. Besides, should not be kept in cabinets and drawers close to the stove, because the heat from the stove can also be a factor to reduce the properties of saffron.

What is the shelf life of saffron?

Normally, after opening the box, saffron can keep its properties and nutrients for more than 2 years if stored properly. However, it is best to use this product within 2 years of opening the box. In addition, you can choose to buy in an appropriate amount to be able to use in the past 2 years.

Whole-grain saffron has a longer shelf life than powdered saffron, which should typically only be used for a period of 6-12 months.

Should saffron be stored in the refrigerator?

In Iran, the home of saffron, people don't keep this spice in the fridge.

In Iran, the home of saffron, people don't keep this spice in the fridge.
(Photo: Luckybelly)

Many people have the habit of keeping saffron jars/boxes in the refrigerator, with the notion that this is a clean environment, without worrying about the impact of high temperatures or sunlight. However, this is something the Iranians never do. The refrigerator is not a place to store saffron , especially if you use this product often.

Because when taking out saffron or leaving it in the refrigerator, the temperature difference will create condensation, even if it is only very small. Over time, this condensation will increase the humidity of the space inside the jar, thereby damaging the saffron.

What is the ideal temperature to store saffron?

The ideal temperature for storing saffron is between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius.

Break down each part

If you have a large amount of saffron on hand, divide it into small portions and store them in small containers. This way, you can use each small portion in turn, one after the other.

Wrap saffron with foil

Cover the saffron with food-grade foil before placing it in the jar. This helps to increase a layer of protection for saffron to avoid the effects of moisture and external oxygen.

How to identify expired saffron?

Expired saffron no longer retains its inherent properties

Expired / expired saffron no longer retains its inherent properties.
(Photo: Luckybelly)

Expired saffron is not considered harmful to health, in addition to it no longer retains its original color and flavor, leading to unsatisfactory applications in cooking and cuisine. In addition, it is important that when saffron expires, it no longer retains its inherent properties, the nutrients and valuable mineral sources in saffron will no longer be.

Expired saffron will not keep its dark orange color, but it will be as shiny as it used to be, but will turn dull and wilted. The smell of fragrant grass is no longer there. A simple way to test the freshness of saffron is to gently rub the saffron with two fingers. If the saffron essence is removed from the hand, if there is still a fragrance, it means that the saffron is still fresh, and vice versa, it means that the saffron has been left for too long and lost its effectiveness.

Source of information: Luckybelly & Zaran Saffron

Saffron is a rare spice that is not cheap. Preserving this spice is necessary, helping you always get the best saffron for your needs.

However, like other spices, saffron loses its freshness over time. Therefore, in addition to good preservation, buying saffron from reputable dealers is a simple way to get a good, quality product over time.

If you are not sure about saffron and need more specific advice, come to Saffron Palace to get the most standard information and best quality products.

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