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Saffron

 

Saffron (Crocus sativus) is the commercial name of the dried stigmas of Crocus sativus L. flowers. Saffron has culinary and medicinal values. In cooking, saffron is used as a spice, adding its delicate aroma, pleasing flavor, and yellow color. It combines well with fish and seafood, infamous as a key ingredient of Spanish paella as well as bouillabaisse. In England, saffron is probably best known for its use in Cornish saffron buns. In medicinal values, saffron is known for antispasmodic, diaphoretic, carminative, emmenagogic and sedative activities. But, large dosages can be fatal.

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