As you may have seen on Channel 4’s ‘Superfoods – The Real Story’ We sell our natural all red coupe saffron across the UK and Europe, not only because of it’s unique and delicious cooking flavour, but also because of saffron’s super health benefits.
Why use saffron?
With the UK market currently flooded with cheap imitation saffron we decided to do some tests.
We tested our Buy Saffron Online Brand Grade 1 Coupe Saffron against a leading selling brand on a famous auction site.
This leading selling brand advertise using the words “real” and “mancha” in the titles without displaying any information proving its denomination of origin.
As you are probably aware there are different qualities of Spanish saffron available on the market:
Coupe quality Saffron
Actual photo of our Coupe saffron.
This is the highest quality saffron of saffron available. The main characteristic of coupe grade saffron is that the stigmas are all totally red and it´s this part of the saffron thread that increases its colouring power and gives it it strong aroma.
Commonly known as “coupe” and sometimes called “all red”.
Simply put this is the finest spanish saffron money can buy as it certifications indicate.
This is certified organic saffron where the fields, growing, harvesting and packaging processes are subject to constant strict controls. Continue reading
We are currently running a 5% off promotion at www.buysaffrononline.co.uk all orders over £10 (shipping excluded if applicable).
Discount is automatically applied to your shopping cart.
We have extended our new year offer of 10% off all orders until the 20th of January 2014.
Theres no minimum purchase requirements and the offer is automatically applied to the shopping cart.
Saffron has a long medicinal history as part of traditional healing. Recent studies have shown it to have anti-carcinogenic (cancer-suppressing) properties, anti-mutagenic (mutation-preventing) and antioxidant properties. Drinking saffron tea is probably the easiest way to ingest saffron and enjoy the health benefits saffron can offer.
It is also very helpful for depression and protect the eyes and slow down macular degeneration, It is often used to reduce fevers, cramps and to calm the nerves.
Interesting fact: In Edgar Cayce’s readings he recommended saffron 250 times. Of these, 200 of them were recommended to be taken as a tea. (Click Here To Read)
A pinch of saffron threads
Procedure for making saffron tea
Put the saffron in a cup with a little warm water and leave for 10 minutes.
After the 10 minutes have passed strain the tea removing the saffron threads if you wish.
Pour boiling water over it and add a little honey to sweeten if desired.
Benefits of Saffron Tea
Saffron tea, an indigenous plant native to Asia and Europe, is harvested from its red stigmas. Cherished by ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians for use in the treatment of a wide range of diseases, as well as herbal and culinary delights. Recent clinical studies have shown its potential in the cure of many ailments. Continue reading
A Cornish classic, perfect for tea time served with a generous smear of clotted cream. 1-2 hours preparation time and makes a 1kg/2.2lb cake
- 1 tsp saffron strands
- 125ml/4½fl oz milk
- 500g/1lb 2oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- ½ tsp dried, fast-action yeast
- pinch salt Continue reading
Less than 30 mins preparation time and serves 4 -6.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into 8 pieces
- 4 raw king prawns, shell and head on
- 20 mussels, cleaned
- 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
- 3 tomatoes, blanched, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
- 200g/7oz paella rice
- a pinch of saffron Continue reading