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Not All Spices are Created Equal

Not All Spices are Created Equal

Categorizing Saffron by its Quality Not all spices are created equal and when you’re talking about the most exotic and expensive spice in the world, saffron, you can bet that people want to know the quality of their product.  Because saffron is such a unique and special spice that goes beyond seasoning food, the International Standards Organization (ISO) has developed classification categories which are dependent on a number of quality aspects. As with any plant, the soil in which it’s grown plays a critical role in growth development along with other vitally important factors such as: sun, water composition and consumption,...

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Supreme Super Food: Saffron, the Spice for Mental Wellness and Weight Loss

Supreme Super Food: Saffron, the Spice for Mental Wellness and Weight Loss

Saffron has been used for centuries by iconic historic figures such as Alexander the Great, Queen Cleopatra, and many others.  Although these two used saffron for different reasons, neither to lose weight or to spice food, in today’s society saffron is being used effectively by many as an all-natural weight loss supplement.

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