Saffron, often called as ‘Kesar’ in Hindi is a popular spice and an expensive one too. Its taste makes it great for usage in food, as refreshment and even for making beverages. Saffron’s unique colour, flavour and other properties give it culinary and medicinal characteristics that make it renowned all over the world.
It belongs to the Iradaceae family and is a native of the South Europe regions. These regions originally cultivated and used saffron on a daily basis. The other regional names of saffron include ‘Kumkum Puvvu‘ in Telugu, ‘Kumkuma poo‘ in Tamil, ‘Kunkumapoov‘ in Malayalam, ‘Kesari‘ in Kannada, ‘Kesar‘ in Punjabi, ‘Keshar‘ in Marathi and ‘Jaffran‘ in Bengali
Health Benefits of Saffron:
Saffron is mostly known for its inclusion in food items. But it has very significant nutrients and chemical compounds which are beneficial in providing medicinal benefits.