SAFFRON THE EXQUISITE DELICACY
Saffron, the most magnificent of all spices, with 4000 years history that extends across many cultures, continents and civilizations, has always had a magical power.
Cleopatra took saffron-infused baths to enhance her allure before seeing a suitor, and Cyrus the Great to overcome tiredness and fatigue. Alexander the Great used it to heal the wounds of battle and medieval monks to create a yellow glaze that stand in for gold in the production of their manuscripts.
Due to the globally limited suitable climate and soil conditions for plantation of Crocus Sativus flower, which saffron filaments are extracted from, and extreme labor intensiveness, saffron has always been rare and costly, almost unobtainable to many. Yet, it has long been used in traditional medicine especially amongst royals and upper class around the world. Modern scientific studies suggest that saffron also have a role to play in fighting disease. Research shows that the carotenoid compounds responsible for saffron striking color (Safranal, Crocetin, Crocin) inhibits tumor growth and treats skin, hepatic and prostate cancers. The active constituents in saffron help depression, aids arthritis treatment, improves vision, cures insomnia, boosts brain health, treats learning and memory impairments, fights Alzheimer, helps cure asthma, promotes digestion, heals wounds and enhances immunity and energy levels. Saffron also improves heart health, enhances liver health, and works as a great aphrodisiac and is beneficial to the male reproductive system.
Furthermore, saffron is a fully natural yet exotic beauty aid with various benefits for the skin and hair such as radiating the skin, lightening the skin, treating acne and blemishes, treating dull skin, for luminous complexion, toning the skin, improving skin texture, treating dry skin, healing scars, preventing hair loss, repairing hair follicles and promoting hair growth; While using saffron is really simple and it can be added to your choice of beverage/food as threads or powder, or prepared and applied as mask on regular basis, or both for the excellent result.
Saffron popularity peaked in the middle ages not only as medicine, but also as a lavish ingredient, since it was a time when food coloring, garnishing and cuisine elegancy, was in vogue.
To this day, saffron evokes affluence and adds luxury to every dish or beverage it graces.
The significantly pleasant aroma of saffron is associated with the presence of over 150 chemical compound in the plant. Many of these compounds are from the Carotenoid family including Lycopene, Zeaxanthin, Alpha and Beta Carotenes. In addition, the unique golden yellow color of saffron is produced by a component called Alpha Crocin. Throughout the harvesting and drying processes of saffron, an organic compound is formed which is called Safranal and is the main cause of saffron intense and dominant aromatic flavor.
World's finest saffron. Defined by highest Safranal and Crocin content, unique thread shape, unusually pungent aroma and vigorous color.
During only 2 weeks of each year, the precisely hand-picked, most red-maroon tips of stigmas of special ion of the most healthy Crocus Sativus flowers in the world bloomed in the most gifted lands, harvested by the original farmers with a mastery skills passed down for generations, are being collected, meticulously dried and delivered to our special facility. Then cleaned and re-ed manually and hand-packed carefully in our unique saffron-friendly environment called the White Room (A part of our special facility with controlled humidity, light and temperature, with laboratory hygiene level and constrained access to highly trained personnel only) to preserve the perfect thread shape, freshness and aroma at the highest levels for a long time.
As Khan team, we believe that the key to keep supplying the best for our today and future customers is to respect the Mother Nature and value sustainability. We reflect our appreciation to the nature and environment we have been gifted with in every process, from plantation to harvest, production to packaging.
Our main focus is to supply natural and healthy product while also providing sustainable impacts on environmental and social system that surrounds fine food industry. Working directly with farmers, communicating and monitoring the complete process of plantation, harvest, production and transportation; analyzing the past and present activities of each and every farm we work with, studying the future plantation opportunities of suitable lands due to the climate change problem, while endeavoring the traditional, humane and ecologically benign methods of saffron cultivation to be passed to future generations of farmers, are our main emphasis.
Our environment friendly, recyclable and plastic free bespoke packaging is a reflection of our philosophy.