Distinguishing real and fake Saffron and how to preserve rare 'red gold'
Saffron , also known as saffron pistil is a special herb , extremely valuable with great uses for health. Saffron has a high value and is sought by many people as a valuable food and medicine , so it is easy to counterfeit. So, let's 'pocket' the secrets to distinguish real and fake saffron , as well as how to preserve this precious spice, to rest assured to become a wise consumer.
What is Saffron?
Saffron is an herb, and also one of the rarest spices in the world (Photo: foodal)
In a nutshell, saffron is a spice, and also a dark red, fibrous herb that grows inside a flower called saffron . Saffron has a special aroma of sweet honey and natural, seductive hay.
For thousands of years, saffron is considered a natural, benign, antioxidant herb that has been scientifically proven to help prevent diseases, enhance resistance, and repel diseases. aging factors .
In addition to being used as a medicine, saffron is also a spice used in cuisine, bringing bright yellow color to food, contributing to enhancing the nutritional value of each meal.
Saffron is grown in the lands of Spain, Kashmir (India) and Iran, in which, Iran is considered the 'capital' of saffron , which provides more than 90% of the world's exported saffron with high quality. top quantity.
With high value, rarity due to the process of growing and harvesting requires meticulous craftsmanship, saffron is considered the 'red gold' of the world.
How to distinguish real saffron from fake?
There are many ways to distinguish real and fake saffron. (Photo: BBC Good Food)
Because of its preciousness, rarity and high value, saffron is often counterfeited and not all consumers know how to distinguish this herb. Therefore, let's be a wise consumer and 'pocket' the secrets to identify real saffron , high quality, avoid losing money unjustly and buying fake goods.
Observe the outside appearance:
Saffron has a long, thin cocoon shape, with a dark red color with an orange tip. The darker the yarn color, the higher the quality
Despite its red color, saffron causes water to turn yellow when released into this medium. Therefore, a very easy visual check is to drop a few strands of saffron in the water, if the water turns slightly dark yellow, but still remains transparent, not cloudy, that is the first sign. first of the real goods. More simply, you can wet 2 fingertips, rub lightly on 1 saffron thread, if the finger turns yellow, this is also genuine saffron . Also, real saffron is insoluble in butter and oil, so this is also a good test.
Look at the price:
Look at the price to judge the quality of the product. (Photo: The Indian Express)
There is no cheap saffron , even if you buy it in bulk. Don't be fooled by the promotional tactics of 'slamming the floor' or 'super promotion', because there is an immutable principle of 'you get what you pay for'.
Watch out for adulterated products:
Stay away from ready-made saffron powder , because this is a product that is easily counterfeited, mixed with chemicals to create color and smell like the real product.
Finding reputable places to buy saffron is the simplest and easiest way to buy the real thing without having to think about it.
How to properly store saffron?
Saffron needs to be stored in a dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Once you have purchased real saffron , it is equally important to store it properly, to keep the quality of the product. Saffron is very sensitive to sunlight and moisture, so store them in clean glass jars with tight-fitting lids, away from direct light and moisture-prone spaces. musty.
One thing to note is that you should only take saffron when your hands are dry, avoid letting the saffron threads get into the water or even just a little steam.
With such a simple way, you can preserve this rare herb right in your kitchen, and can take it out at any time to make tea, make cakes, marinate food… Keep saffro n with you. – the essence of nature is one of the most practical ways to protect the health of the whole family!
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