My Saffron Story

The name “my saffron life” came to me one day as I was observing the life of Persians, in search of a name. What was an important “thing” of their lives? What have I acquired as an important “thing” in my life now?

Now that my life is in Iran, I wanted to express my love for this place and search for something that embraces warmth and value to the people of Iran and it’s history. Saffron came to my mind right away! This exotic and luxuriant spice that has been apart of Persia and its highly desired beauty, aroma, healing abilities and overall outstanding appeal. It couldn’t be a more perfect way to label my experiences in Iran.

Saffron, a delicate spice; holds a very important part of Persian history and even until now, it is used a great deal. It can be found in the most exquisite Persian cuisine, from ice cream to sweets, rice and breads to flavoring up different meats. During the Achaemenid Empire, Alexander the Great used it in baths to heal his wounds. Saffron has also been seen interwoven in ancient Persian Royal carpets and sprinkled on coins or used as a ink.

Saffron is derived from the stigmas of the Crocus Sativus and to this day has remained the most costly substance throughout history. Some believe the origin of saffron was located in Greece but as far back as the 1st and 4th centuries, Persians were cultivating saffron and as well teaching the methods to people.

Now that you know a little about the meaning of my sites name and its history, I hope you are able to enjoy my experiences in Iran and make this place a stop for you one day soon too!

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