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FitBit - The Science of Saffron - March 2024

This Delicious Seasoning makes for GREAT health benefits!

Saffron has been used for thousands of years for delicious seasonings, coloring, healing, and health benefits. Saffron is believed to have originated in Asia (although this is up for debate), but can now be found throughout the Mediterranean, India, and Iran.

Saffron originates from a purple flower called Crocus Sativus, commonly known as “Saffron Crocus”. Saffron is often referred to as “Red Gold.”  It is known to be among the most expensive seasonings on the planet and knowing that explains why one of my favorite dishes: "Paella" is so expensive!

Its costliness is due to its harvesting. A very small amount of a Crocus Sativus flower is used. It takes 75,000 flowers to make one pound of saffron spice, all of which are harvested manually.

Anyone else getting Dune vibes?

While I have not yet bought any saffron personally, I am told it varies in price from $500 to $5,000/pound (just in case you were wondering why I have not bought it myself!).

However, after doing my research on saffron, I’m about to add it to my lifestyle, and I suggest you consider it too!

While saffron is expensive, the health benefits are many. The Saffron Flowers, like a great many herbs and plants, are loaded with antioxidants. As you already know, antioxidants work hard at preventing cellular damage that can lead to brain and nervous system damage, as well as cancer and inflammation.

Fortunately, most of the studies reported below used 10-30 mg daily doses and did not recommend amounts higher than 100 mg/day (and even at that high dose, for a very limited time to avoid side effects).

By purchasing the "FitBit - The Science of Saffron" you will receive the complete FitBit article and FitBit Exam in your IFPA Course Library. This FitBit is worth 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit).