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Safflower vs. Saffron: Showing The Differences and Contrasts - Heray Spice
Nov 07, 2023
Introduction: Safflower and saffron are two distinct spices with unique characteristics and uses. Despite their similar-sounding names, they come from entirely different plant species and have diverse botanical, business, price, and culinary aspects. In this article, we will delve into adulteration and misrepresentation, and the differences and contrasts between safflower and saffron. Adulteration and Misrepresentation: Due to the exorbitant price of saffron, it has become a target for adulteration and misrepresentation. Saffron is often considered "red gold" due to its high cost, which has led to the proliferation of counterfeit saffron products in the market. Saffron's value and scarcity have created an incentive for unscrupulous vendors to sell cheaper alternatives while passing them off as genuine saffron.
A Saffron Flower Why saffron is so expensive?
Jan 17, 2023
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How to Recognize The Real Saffron and Evaluate the Quality of It? - Heray Spice
Jan 02, 2023
Understanding the real vs Fake saffron is a question that most people face when buying saffron. In this post, I will deeply explain each aspect of saffron quality and methods on differentiating real vs fake saffron. Fake saffron is mostly adulterants and foreign materials that are colored with red food coloring and sold as real saffron. The fake saffron has no flavor and have a metallic taste like chemicals. Fake saffron also smells like tabacco or chemical substances, it a sharp and unpleasant smell. On the other hand, real saffron has a pleasant and strong floral smell, with a honeyed earthy taste. It has a mixed of sweet and bitter taste. It is an enjoyable essence of flavor that you are looking in saffron.