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  • During history, saffron has always played a leading role as an aphrodisiac, Cleopatra herself used a saffron beauty cream and Alexander the Great had shampooed it

  • The Romans frequently made saffron baths because they found it invigorating and energizing

  • To obtain a single gram of dried saffron, on average, 120 to 150 flowers are used

  • Did you know that the Milanese risotto was born for a strange joke? Read the story

  • Egyptian healers used saffron to treat a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases thanks to the soothing and sedative action.

  • In the Middle Ages even whoever was discovered to adulterate saffron as punishment was sent to the stake

  • The flowering of the saffron plant is short and intense, usually the harvest lasts from 2 weeks to a month, but in some cases it is possible that the plantation produces more than half of the harvest even in 2-3 days

  • Saffron flowers sprout out before dawn, bloom shortly after and fade within the day

  • A peculiarity of our saffron cultivation, which allows us to have an excellent quality, is not to use fertilizers but instead to give back to the earth some of the flowers

  • Recent studies have shown that saffron is as effective (as prozac) in treating depression, the Greeks and Romans used it also for this purpose

  • Did you know that you can also make the infusion with saffron in pistils? Indeed it is actually the best method to get the benefits of saffron especially if drunk on an empty stomach