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Spices, Saffron

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About This Food

Description

Saffron is the stigma of Crocus sativus, a flowering plant in the crocus family native to the Mediterranean.

Saffron is the world's most expensive spice because more than 225,000 stigmas must be hand picked to produce one pound. In its pure form, saffron is a mass of compressed, threadlike, dark orange strands.

Saffron is cultivated primarily in Spain and is used in French bouillabaisse, Spanish paella, Milanese risotto, and many Middle Eastern dishes.

Saffron has a spicy, pungent, and bitter flavor with a sharp and penetrating odor.

Selecting & Storing

Store in a dark, cool, dry place.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tspsaffron:2 kcal calories

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Calories: 2

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.04 g
Saturated Fat
0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
9 g
ALA
9 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.46 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.43 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0.03 g
Protein
0.08 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
3.71 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.57 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.01 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0.65 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.01 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
0.78 mg
0%
Copper
0 mg
0%
Iron
0.08 mg
0%
Magnesium
1.85 mg
0%
Manganese
0.2 mg
10%
Phosphorous
1.76 mg
0%
Potassium
12.07 mg
0%
Selenium
0.04 mcg
0%
Sodium
1.04 mg
0%
Zinc
0.01 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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