Friday, November 13, 2015

Saffron, healthy and aromatic Red Gold

The famous Saffron is a spice that comes from the stigmata of a beautiful flower of the Mediterranean, called Crocus sativus. It has a pleasant aroma and taste is somewhat bitter, which gives to the dishes that contain it characteristic taste that like both in East and West.
It is called aromatic red gold, for its high cost and its peculiar color. It produced and exported first of all from Iran, and also for Spain, Greece, India and Morocco to a lesser extent.


Saffron, healthy and aromatic Red Gold

1- Health benefits:

Among other ailments that improve with saffron consumption would be the symptoms of stress, anxiety, insomnia, febrile States and associated discomfort. But also its use as a natural remedy would also be indicated in:
Cardiovascular diseases. There is a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease in the places where saffron is consumed daily. This is because according to studies to its wealth of antioxidants as well as other components.
To improve the digestion. Thanks to their bitter and aromatic components, it stimulates the digestive system and increases the gastric secretions, stimulates the gall bladder and liver, thus facilitating the digestive process.
Menstrual cramps. It has an antispasmodic effect that treats and diminishes the pre-menstrual symptoms, avoiding the pesky uterine cramping.
Toothache pain. Prepare decoction with 1 g of Saffron, rinse gums for a few minutes and spit, up to 2 times a day. Do not ingest this mixture.
It improves memory. Saffron has components as the crocin working as a powerful natural antioxidant thus delaying aging, this component improves memory and intellectual abilities.
For the vision. Safranal is an aromatic component of this plant that improves eye cells, stimulates the retina and the blood circulation in the view.
Dosage. You may be placing 0.5 grams of Saffron in 200 ml of water, boil and is removed from the fire. Let it stand for 5 minutes and then taken one or two cups a day.
You can buy saffron extract to take in drops, in this case not to exceed the 15 mg daily. Another way to consume it is saffron powder capsules, 500 mg twice a day or dissolve 0,5 g of Saffron in water and take before meals.
They can also consume powder directly with appetizers. The case is to not exceed the recommended daily dose of 1.5 grams of Saffron a day to avoid toxicity.


Saffron, healthy and aromatic Red Gold

2- Gastronomic uses:

It is used this spice for cooking recipes both in European countries and Arab and Asian countries. Apart from the aroma and flavor that gives different dishes also another characteristic added, dye red-orange color that emerges, which is very difficult we find washing if it falls in clothing.
It is commonly used in dishes made with rice, pasta or in Marinades and stews. It serves to give color to creams and other prepared sweet flavored egg or lemon usually. A recipe easy and delicious to delight the family with a delicious rice with saffron chicken here:

Ingredients:

 • 1 chicken cut into pieces
 • 3 cups of rice
 • 6 cups chicken broth
 • 1/2 cup peas or peas
 • 2 thimbles of Saffron.
 • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
 • chopped onion
 • 1 green pepper, cut into julienne (or red) If you prefer.
 • juice of 1 lemon
 • 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil to Saute vegetables
 • salt and pepper to taste.

Preparation:

First saute the vegetables in a pot or pan, and they deviate in a dish, then the same oil gilded chicken and once this well preheated again add the vegetables but this time also take rice salt and pepper.
Stir everything so that they are well mixed, one or two minutes, nothing more. Add saffron, and then the chicken broth. Let boil over high heat until it begins to boil and then down to fire medium so that it will cook slowly.
 Until you have finished all the water is consumed to add peas and shortly after turn off and leave paragraph 5 minutes for the rice to absorb the rest. Serve and enjoy great time with a tasty chicken with saffron rice.
Try the tasty,easy and best recipe. Your comments will highly appreciated.

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