Kesar (Saffron) is world most expensivespice by weight and comes from dried stigma from the inside of the flower of the saffrom crocus plant. In Indian subcontinent, Kesar is grown in the state of Kashmir . It takes 150 thousand flowers to get just 1 Kilogram of Kesar. The reddish dark orange thread of Kesar gives food a bright yellow colo with a peculiar subtle aroma and flavor.
Medicinally, Kesar has a long history as part of traditional healing; modern medicine has also discovered Kesar as having anti carcinogenic (cancer-suppressing), anti-mutagenic (mutation-preventing) and antioxidant-like properties. Early studies show that Kesar may protect the eyes from the direct effects of bright light and retinal stress apart from slowing down macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.
Kesar's aroma is often described by connoisseurs as reminiscent of metallic honey with grassy or hay-like notes, while its taste has also been noted as hay-like and sweet. Kesar also contributes a luminous yellow-orange colouring to foods. Kesar is widely used in Iranian (Persian), Arab, Central Asian, European, Indian, Turkish and Cornish cuisines.
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