Mount Athos Saffron | Holy Cell of Saint Nicholas – Mount Athos

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Mount Athos Saffron is a treasure from nature, a great monastic product. Its nutritional value and properties are innumerable.

 

Origin: Holy Cell of Saint Nicholas
Net weight: 12gr

 

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Description

Mount Athos Saffron from the Holy Cell of Saint Nicholas

The Mount Athos Saffron (Crocus) adds its fine aroma, wonderful taste and beautiful yellow color to foods. It is particularly used at Mount Athos during fasting for its rich color and flavor.

Nutritional Value

Saffron is a treasure from nature. Its nutritional value and properties are innumerable. It has been established that its content in B-complex vitamins helps to improve brain function and to enhance memory. Saffron also protects heart as research has shown that lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Also research shows that saffron contains substances with strong antioxidant activity which can prevent the proliferation of cancer cells. It relieves stomach ache, stimulates appetite, it has beneficial digestive effects, it has antidepressant properties and it helps to lower blood pressure and also in asthma attacks.

Use

In cooking it exceptionally matches rice, pasta, sauces, chicken, lamb, fish-soups, potatoes, legumes, cakes etc 15-17 stigmata (known as saffron) are enough for 4 portions of food. The stigmata are soaked in a cup of warm water before cooking and then added to the food – or just the water can be added after being strained. If you want to make tea 10-12 stamens are enough for each cup of tea. It is also possible to mix it with other herbs for greater pleasure.

 

 

Origin: Holy Cell of Saint Nicholas
Net weight: 12gr

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Weight0.12 kg

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