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What is saffron?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Featured, Saffron | 0 comments

What is saffron?

Saffron is actually the dried stigmas of the flower Crocus Sativus Linnaeus, which belongs to the Iradaceae family. The word “saffron” is derived from the Arabic word za’faran, which translates to “yellow.” The saffron crocus is a small bulbous perennial – 6-to 10-inches high , that produces up to five violet-colored flowers from each bulb. Each flower holds three, dark-orange-red, funnel-shaped, 1-inches stigmas with lacy, pale tips. These stigmas are removed, or stripped, and when dried, they are the...

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Saffron a Wellness Sensation

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Saffron cottage | 0 comments

Saffron A Wellness Sensation Bilal Ahmad Bhat, Managing Director of Kong Posh  While many associate Bilal Ahmad Bhat as the face of furniture experts Decon Designs, he also has a passion for one of the most exclusive spices in the world – saffron. After all, he was raised in Kashmir – where this beautiful spice is cultivated – and it has long been a symbol for Bilal’s company Kong Posh industries. Bilal speaks with PASSIONS about his new business venture – Saffron Cottage – where the power of saffron is used to channel a healthy...

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The EXCLUSIVE Merchandise by SAFFRON COTTAGE

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Saffron cottage | 0 comments

The EXCLUSIVE Merchandise by SAFFRON COTTAGE

The EXCLUSIVE Merchandise by SAFFRON COTTAGE .After more then decade were completeted our journey to launch our merchandise, which is all about saffron new innovation, the man behind the saffron revolution , we proud to have such merchandise were by it give a new shape to the saffron industry It’s a apride of Kashmir, were we grow our saffron those finest fields of Wuyan Pampore, were you meet the purple blossoms the only Finest Kashmir Saffron in the world , Saffron Cottage , we innovated the more then 100 products , which is  Saffron...

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Saffron Cottage

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Featured, Saffron cottage | 0 comments

Saffron Cottage

SAFFRON COTTAGE is a collection of modern and enhanced lifestyle products with saffron flower colour and theme designs. Saffron cottage includes and a very wide range of products including Apparels for men and women like shirts, t shirts, tops, gowns and much more; Cosmetics like saffron cold cream, saffron whitening cream, bleach, perfume and much more; Drinks like saffron energy drink,saffron coffee, saffron tea, saffron cookies, saffron chocolate, saffron hand cream, saffron powder, saffron cheese, saffron pickle, saffron food, saffron...

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SAFFRON USES

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Featured, Saffron | 0 comments

SAFFRON USES

Saffron is used as a spice, a condiment, an aphrodisiac and coloring agent.   Saffron and Medicine As a therapeutic plant, pure saffron is considered excellent for stomach ailment and is an antispasmodic, helps digestion and increases appetite. It is also considered that in small quantities it regulates women’s menstruation and helps conception. In India, it is used as a herb in Ayurvedic medicines which heal a variety of diseases ranging from arthritis to Impotence and infertility. It is used for curing Asthma & cough and...

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SAFFRON QUALITY BY REGION

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SAFFRON QUALITY BY REGION

Saffron is grown on a commercial scale primarily in India, Spain and Iran. Spanish Saffron The Spanish saffron always has a portion of yellow style attached to the stigma (Red Filament). Iranian Saffron Iranian saffron has a very thin and small stigma. In one variety these stigmas are joined and attached to a short style and is known as Pushali. In the other variety the stigmas are attached to the full-length style and tied in the form of a bunch of several hundred stigmas with their tong styles. This is known as Iranian Guchhi. The...

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SAFFRON CULTIVATION

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Saffron | 0 comments

SAFFRON CULTIVATION

Historical accounts of saffron cultivation in Kashmir dates back to 550 AD, i.e. nearly four Centuries earlier to its recorded cultivation in Spain (around 961 AD). Presently major producing countries are India, Spain & Iran. In India, commercial saffron production is undertaken in J&K State only, where an area of over 20,000 hectare is reported under saffron cultivation with an annual production of about 20,000 kg of dried saffron. It is also being cultivated in some parts of Himachal Pradesh on experiment basis. AGRO- CLIMATIC...

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Why KONG POSH Kashmiri Saffron is considered the best in the world?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in FAQ, Featured | 0 comments

Why KONG POSH Kashmiri Saffron is considered the best in the world?

  KONG POSH saffron has provided a guarantee of quality to the consumers, for years. When you buy KONG POSH saffron, you are assured of the same consistent quality level, pack after pack, year after year.   LITTLE KASHMIR, the producers of KONG POSH saffron have collaborated with International Standards Organization(ISO) to set the world saffron standards ISO-3632. KONG POSH saffron is produced according to these norms.  You have to use fewer strands of Little Kashmir’s KONG POSH Brand saffron owing to its higher coloring,...

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How can we tell the difference between genuine saffron & dyed stuff?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in FAQ | 0 comments

How can we tell the difference between genuine saffron & dyed stuff?

  If you immerse dyed imitation saffron in water or milk, you will get the color very quickly and don’t feel pleased that this “saffron” is good because it is the artificial dye coming off quickly. With genuine and pure saffron, the color develops only after soaking for few minutes and rubbing with a spoon. If the saffron is very cheap, be careful as it could be...

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How should saffron be stored ?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in FAQ | 0 comments

How should saffron be stored ?

Saffron must be protected from dampness & light to retain its properties longer. Good quality saffron keeps well for up to 2-3 years, but poor quality saffron deteriorates rapidly, so it is very important to buy only good quality.  

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