11 Amazing Health Benefits of Saffron

The most impressive health benefits of saffron include its ability to improve respiratory health, optimize the digestive system, eliminate pain, improve sleep patterns, reduce bleeding, boost heart health, increase circulation, prevent diabetes, strengthen bones, and improve the immune function. What Is Saffron? Saffron is a popular spice that can be acquired from a flower commonly called the saffron crocus. With the scientific name Crocus sativus, the stigmas of this plant can be dried and processed into a spice, which is actually the most valuable spice by weight. These “threads” as they are called, are typically reddish orange, the same color as the spice, and are carefully removed from f

RECIPE ALERT : Risotto alla Milanese

Ingredients 5 1/2 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 1/2 cups arborio rice (10 ounces) Pinch of saffron threads 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley How to Make It In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a simmer; keep warm. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and cook for 1 minute, stirring to thoroughly coat. Crumble the saffron into the wine a

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