Kashmiri Kesar | Saffron
What is special about Kashmiri Kesar?
Kesar (Kashmiri Saffron) is one of the most exquisite and expensive spices in the world. It is obtained from the purple Kesar flower. The strands of the Kesar flower are collected and dried, then sold off at prices equivalent to gold rates.
The Kashmiri saffron is sought after because of its high levels of crocin, safranal, and picrocrocin. These compounds are what give the kesar spice its color, aroma, and pungent taste
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1. Potent antioxidant: Saffron is filled with antioxidants that protect your body from cell and free radical damage. The compounds that give the spice its red hue have powerful antidepressant properties and strengthen the brain cells by preventing inflammation.
2. Can help with mental health: Saffron is also known as the “sunshine spice”, mostly because of its vibrant colour and its mood-boosting properties. Studies have shown that saffron supplements help reduce the intensity of mild to moderate depression.
3. Cancer-fighting properties: As mentioned before, Kashmiri saffron / kesar is high in antioxidants which helps neutralize the impact of harmful free radicals. Free radical damage is dangerous because it is linked to various diseases like cancer. Saffron supplements have crocin, which is a powerful antioxidant, and it can help kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
4. Help with PMS tolerance: Premenstrual Syndrome occurs before a menstrual period, and saffron supplements can help reduce the emotional, physical, and mental symptoms that take place during this period. It helps reduce cravings, prevent headaches, pain, and stabilise mood swings.
Easy ways you can include Kesar in your diet:
Pure and organic Kashmiri Saffron/Kesar can be used in culinary preparations.
Add a pinch to your favorite recipes to give them a deep color and a fresh aroma.
Desserts like custards, pastry, or sweetbreads can be enriched with a pinch of pure and organic Kashmiri Saffron.
Add pure and organic Kashmiri Saffron to milk and drink before bedtime for a sound sleep.
A topical application of pure and organic Kashmiri saffron in milk can help with blemishes and scars.
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