Saffron: how to recognize the “true” Red Gold

The name saffron comes from the Arabic za῾farān. It is obtained from the trifid stigma of Crocus sativus, a plant of the Iridaceae family, cultivated in Asia Minor and in some countries of the Mediterranean basin, including Italy. True saffron is considered the red gold, for its sensory characteristics and antioxidant organoleptic peculiarities. The real [...] read more