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TYPES OF SOFFRON

 

There are four generic types of Iranian saffron that you can find either in Iran or outside of Iran.

1. Super Negin Saffron

Super Negin is the highest quality of saffron. Super Negin is all red saffron threads, and it is larger compared to Negin saffron.

2. Negin Saffron

Negin is yet another type of Iranian saffron, and it is considered to be the second-best quality saffron that you can purchase. Negin saffron is produced from grade one saffron that consists of the red and best part of the saffron flower.

3. Sargol Saffron

Sargol in English means the top of the flower. The Sargol Saffron is also all red threads of the saffron flower, but the threads are shorter compared to Negin and Super Negin saffron types.

4. Pushal Saffron

Pushal is yet another type of Iranian saffron, and it comes with all red saffron threads as well as a bit of yellow saffron. Keep in mind; there is nothing wrong with yellow saffron; it has just changed its color in the drying process of saffron

Soffron Tea

Saffron, the golden spice with good health benefits, is a great choice to pamper your guests or yourself.

Make a large pitcher of this special tea and enjoy it for days. It tastes amazing hot or cold.

Saffron tea with a hint of cinnamon, cardamom, lemon, rose, mint or ginger, along with white tea is a refreshing and mood boosting beverage. Hot or cold, this amazingly delicious tea is sure to soothe you.

Saffron Tea Recipe

Like most herbal teas, it really is the easiest thing in the world.

  1. Take a pinch of saffron.

  2. Add off the boil water.

  3. Add ginger slice (if you want) and brew for 5 minutes.

  4. Strain and serve, with a slice of lemon, if you fancy.

  5. Then top up those strands for another round.

Saffron Tea with Milk

Milk should only be added to your saffron tea when that tea is made with black tea and saffron. So we’re talking regular tea, spiced up with a little saffron and other spices; masala chai, in other other words.

Saffron has been used as a natural remedy for countless illnesses for over 4 000 years. I must confess that I’ve never used it with its health benefits in mind, but I’ll briefly touch on a few of them for those of you who do want to drink it for that.

  • Saffron is a great digestive aid, and has been used all across India and ancient Persia in traditional medicine for that purpose and others.

  • Ancient Ayurvedic texts cite saffron as an aphrodisiac, and its importance in the wedding night ritual. So Valentine’s Day menu, you think? 😉

  • Saffron tea is a great mood booster. There are various trials that support this particular claim.

  • Saffron tea is also believed to aid memory and learning.

  • Saffron contains antioxidants, and also has potential to contribute to heart health.

  • Researchers also contend that saffron tea can help to alleviate PMS symptoms.

What Is Blue Salt ?

 

Origin of persian blue salt

Persian blue salt, as the name suggests, comes from Persia. They mine it in mines in the Dascht-e Lut desert, located in Semnan Province in northern Iran. The area is one of the hottest regions on earth, and temperatures between 50 and 60°C are not uncommon. The highest ground temperature of more than 70° C ever measured was also shown here.

What distinguishes Persian blue salt from commercial table salt?

Blue salt is extremely rare, and consequently, considerably more costly than traditional salt. It does not occur in enormous blocks, but only in about 20 to 30 cm wide bands, which pass through the salt stocks in Semnan.

These narrow layers were created over millions of years by the pressure and tectonic displacement of the earth’s plates. The structure of the crystal lattices of the salt changed. The light is then broken in a specific way and therefore appears to the viewer in a blue tone. These changes can also create yellow, pink, grey, and white shades.

The extraction of blue salt is much more complex than that of traditional salt. For one kilogram of it, you have to tear down about 100 kg salt. Everyone knows from school that table salt has sodium chloride as a chemical compound. The Persian blue salt, on the other hand, even has a high content of potassium chloride, the Hologeid Sylvain