Saffron has a long medicinal history as part of traditional healing. Recent studies have shown it to have anti-carcinogenic How to make saffron tea(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.


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Benefits of Saffron Tea

Saffron tea, an indigenous plant native to Asia and Europe, is harvested from its red stigmas. Cherished by ancient Greeks, saffron_teaRomans 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

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A Cornish classic, perfect for tea time served with a generous smear of clotted cream. 1-2 hours preparation time and makes asaffroncake 1kg/2.2lb cake


  • 1 tsp saffron strands
  • 125ml/4½fl oz milk
  • 500g/1lb 2oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
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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
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A Moroccan-inspired chicken dish with a jam-like tomato and honey sauce

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Chickpeas work well with lamb chops, and this acidic marinade really brings the flavours together.

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Its that time of the year again so sample all the flavours of Christmas without the heaviness.


Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Butter and line a round, deep 20cm cake tin with two layers of baking parchment . Tie a few sheets of newspaper around the outside of the tin, level with the top of the baking parchment.

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glassFresh saffron is not the same as fresh produce. Saffron threads are not sold right after being plucked from the flower. Saffron threads need to be properly dehydrated to avoid mold and to prolong its shelf life. Once the dehydration process is complete then the saffron is ready to be sold. The term “fresh saffron” refers to saffron that is less than one year old. Continue reading

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This is known as Risotto con i Pisellini e Zafferano in Italy.rice_peas_saffron


  • 1 small onion, peeled and very finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 handfuls raw or cooked frozen peas
  • 340g/12oz arborio rice Continue reading
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índiceCook this warm and spicy curry for a simple meal.

For the curry :

2 tbsp olive oil

450g/1lb mix of loin of lamb and leg of lamb, cut into 5cm/2in pieces

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