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How to get more out of your saffron
Saffron is often hyped as “the priciest spice in the world”, but that’s a little overstated. In fact, as seasoned saffron users know, saffron is actually one of the best values around—but only if you know how to use it correctly.
And while most chefs are pretty familiar with best practices for using the spice in the kitchen, not nearly as many people understand how to use saffron as an aid to health. And some of them, unfortunately, wind up making some mistakes that sap their saffron of its potency and medicinal power!
Luckily, there are a few basic rules that you can follow to make sure you’re getting the full benefit of your saffron
Rule 1: Store it right
Remember to always keep your saffron in an airtight container and store it in a cool, dry, dark place—otherwise, the elements will break down the delicate compounds in the saffron and cause it to lose potency. If you want to avoid that if you’re cooking, but it’s especially important if you’re relying on saffron for your health!
Rule 2: Don’t scald it
Saffron is sensitive to extremes of temperature, which is why we always recommend keeping it away from sunlight and in a cool place. But if you dunk your saffron into boiling water, you’re guaranteed to break apart all of those biochemical compounds that make saffron so powerful as a natural health aide! So whatever you do, if you’re using saffron for its health benefits, don’t put it in very hot liquids.
Rule 3: Brew it right
OK, so saffron isn’t like herbal tea. But how are you supposed to brew saffron if you can’t use boiling water? The answer is as straightforward as it is intuitive: use a cold brewing technique. At Saffronice, we’re lucky enough to have a trained nutrition scientist as well as a traditional herbalist on staff, and we’ve devised a cold brew method that will produce a rich, powerful saffron brew in just minutes—without sacrificing any of the spice’s healing power.