The secret to using Saffron so that the magic potion does not turn into "poison"
Saffron - saffron pistil is a precious herb with extremely rich and versatile applications in life, which can be combined from food and drink to beauty and therapeutic...
Recipes of food and drinks from saffron are extremely diverse and attractive. But as more and more people turn to saffron because of the health benefits that saffron brings. However, there are also people who have not studied carefully, leading to improper use and correct dosage.
Please learn, refer to the appropriate use of saffron and choose the right time to use it to avoid turning the magic potion into a "poison".
You can add saffron to anything you want whether it is food or drink, but please note that it will be beneficial for your health when you choose genuine, 100% genuine saffron product .
Incorporating saffron in drinks
Soak saffron in water to get saffron juice into dark color, containing many nutrients. (Photo: Spicecravings)
Using saffron with warm water is the simplest, easiest and most widely used method. But did you know that there are many other equally good ways to use saffron ? Saffron is really a perfect match for dairy drinks like milk tea, cafe latte or warm milk. It also makes a great flavor enhancer for any tea or herbal drink!
For phasaffron with warm water, you can refer to the recipe below. Adding too much saffron can lead to waste, but too little also makes the nutrients in the water not effective.
- Step 1: Take 0.01-0.02g saffron (5 long strands or a "pinch"), break it into small pieces and add to any hot or warm beverage.
- Step 2: Let it soak for 2-3 minutes. Stir well and use.
Incorporating saffron in food/dishes
Saffron rice is a typical dish for the combination of saffron and cuisine.
The most common way to consume saffron in Iran, India, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries is still to mix it with food. Saffron not only helps the taste of the dish become more special, but also helps to bring a smooth, unique scum color to the finished product.
- Step 1: For a dish for 2-3 people, take half a teaspoon of saffron and grind it into a powder.
- Step 2: Let the saffron powder dissolve in 1-2 tablespoons of hot water for at least 5 minutes. Finally, add saffron juice to your dish during the cooking process depending on the recipe.
Pro tip: Try adding it to steamed rice before serving. This is the simplest way to use saffron and will transform your rice and your entire meal every time!
Useful information when using saffron
Many people wonder if there is a daily consumption limit? Science has not found any solid evidence that consuming a lot of saffron daily can cause any harm.
However, it is important to mention that some researchers suggest that it can become toxic when you consume 7-10 grams in a day. Of course no one will consume that much. Because of the expensive price of saffron, if you consume it like that, you must be a super rich person, right?
A lot of people in Iran have been consuming this herb daily throughout their lives and have never had any problems. Saffron is like all products for human health, when you use it in moderation, it will work to its fullest potential.
But to give a short answer, you need not worry if consuming less than 0.1 grams of saffron in a day per person.
Pregnant women and young children in India use saffron quite often, because it is believed that saffron will bring bright white skin. However, because pregnant women and children's health are sensitive issues, please contact your doctor before using for these subjects.
Golden time to drink saffron of the day
About 40 minutes - 1 hour before going to bed, drink a cup of warm milk with a few strands of saffron. This will help you have better, deeper sleep and treat insomnia for people with chronic insomnia.
Enjoy a cup of saffron with honey in the morning to wake up the body and provide energy for the long day, helping the user to be more alert and active.
Saffron tea has a golden color, helping the body to stay awake and refreshed.
Try saffron herbal flower tea (jasmine, chrysanthemum, rose...) in the afternoon to limit fatigue after a nap and relax, reduce stress for the afternoon.
Finally, if you drink saffron before or 1 hour after eating, it will promote better digestion, limiting bloating and indigestion.
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