Health Benefits of Saffron

Saffron Benefits

Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world but this high price of Saffron does not go to  waste, as it has lots of different advantages for your health. In this article the health benefits of Saffron, :also known as the RED GOLD are presented

Saffron has been used for medical purposes since ancient times and scientific researches have proven that it has medical and pharmaceutical benefits. In Iranian culture Saffron is used in many different dishes and  it has been used for pharmaceutical too.

 Health Benefits of Saffron:

  1.  Powerful antioxidant
  2. Can improve mood and treat depressive symptoms
  3. May have cancer aid properties
  4. May reduce PMS symptoms
  5. It will act as an aphrodisiac
  6. Can reduce appetite and eight weight loss
  7. May reduce heart disease risk factors
  8. It will lower blood sugar levels
  9. May improve eyesight
  10. Easy to add to your diet



Saffron nutritional value:

One spoon of saffron has the following nutritional value:

Carbohydrates 1.37 grams

Fat 0.12 g
Protein 0.24 g
Vitamin C: 1.7 mg
B9: 0.002 micrograms
B6: 0.02 mg
B3: 0.03 mg
B2: 0.01 mg
Iron: 0.23 mg
Magnesium: 6 mg
Manganese: 0.6 mg
Copper: 0.01 mg
Phosphorus: 5 mg
Potassium: 36 mg
Kaimferol: 4.3 mg


Chemical compounds of saffron:

Saffron has almost 150 different chemical compounds and the most important ones are:

Carotenoids: These are a group of chemical compounds in plants that are responsible for the green color of leaves.

safranal: Main reason for Saffron’s unique smell

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