Saffron, one of the most expensive spices in the world, is truly special. Its uses and benefit range real far. This reddish-orange dried stigmas of the purple crocus flower originates from the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions.
What’s its uses, though? How does it come across as beneficial? More to the point, what makes saffron multifunctional and beneficial?
Structure of Saffron
Saffron is harvest typically in Autumn and hand picked from a beautiful crocus sativus flower. It takes approximately 75,000 of the flowers to produce a single pound of saffron spice, which explains why it is so expensive. This spice contains many strong chemicals that are supportive for medicinal purposes.
Saffron in Fragrances
Even the slightest bit of it in a perfume adds a bitter, yet sweet note. Some say it smells earthy or even a bit like honey.
It has a leathery aspect to it too, which is explains why it pairs well with exotic ingredients very well.