Saffron: A Kashmir’s Culinary and Medicinal Gem

Saffron: A Kashmir's Culinary and Medicinal Gem

The Spice of Life: Saffron in Kashmir By: Er Aausyf Ibn Farooq Saffron, the vivid crimson spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, holds a special place in the hearts and history of Kashmir, known as the ‘saffron crocus’ its stigma and styles, aptly called threads, are meticulously collected and dried, serving as both a seasoning and a colouring agent in culinary delights. Beyond the kitchen, saffron boasts a treasure trove of plant compounds that act as antioxidants, protecting against oxidative stress. It has even been utilized in traditional…

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