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Also Known As : Kesar, Safran, Crocus Safran, Suppengelb
Technical Name : Crocus sativus


Taste Profile

It has a subtle flavour and aroma.

Usage Tips

  1. Saffron can be used for garnishing sweet and savoury dishes.
  2. It can also be added to milk shakes and tea to add color and flavour.

Common names and forms

  1. Kesar
  2. Organic Saffron (Kesar)
  3. Pure & Natural Saffron
  4. Pure Kashmiri Saffron
  5. Real Kesar
  6. Real Saffron
  7. Saffron (soaked in hot milk)
  8. Saffron food color
  9. Saffron soaked in lukewarm water
  10. Saffron soaked in milk
  11. Saffron strands
  12. Saffron threads
  13. Soaked kesar
  14. Soaked saffron strands
  15. Strands of saffron


Saffron is a spice derived from the yellow stigma and style of flower saffron crocus. It is one of the highly priced spice. The best quality saffron has only the fine red stigma strands. It is often considered as a seasoning and coloring agent.

Health benefits

  • Saffron can prove helpful to treat cognitive diseases as it works as an antidepressant.(1)
  • It helps to reduce menstrual pain.(1)
  • Asthma can also be treated with saffron.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose saffron with dark red color and floral aroma.


High intake of saffron can cause poisoning, yellowish eyes and skin. Those having bipolar disease must avoid kesar.(2)

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