• Kumkuma Puvvu (Saffron) | కుంకుమ పువ్వు | कुमकुंआ पूव्व

Although the exact origin of saffron is still uncertain, it is believed to have come from Greece or Asia Minor, a part of Turkey, where it is still cultivated on a large scale. In fact, the world saffron also comes from the Arabic word ‘zafaran’ which means ‘yellow’. The spice appeared in ancient Babylon and China as early as 2600 BC where it was honored for healing and coloring purposes. Biblical traditions indicate that saffron was one of the most fragrant plants grown in King Solomon’s gardens. Another historic reference of saffron draws back to ancient Egypt where it was used by Cleopatra and other Pharaohs for both sacred and sensual purposes. The saffron plant was apparently introduced by the Iranians to the Greek, Roman, Chinese and Sami ethnics, including Arabs. Around 500 BC, the Persian rulers transplanted saffron in Kashmiri soils, after conquering Kashmir. However, an ancient Chinese historical explains that an Arhant Indian Buddhist missionary named Madhyantika sowed the first saffron crop when he was sent to Kashmir in the 5th century. Whatever is the origin behind the introduction of saffron to Kashmir, it has since then spread through the Indian subcontinent. While the best saffron comes from Spain, the Kashmir region of India, Iran, and Greece; Spain is the world’s largest exporter of saffron.

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Kumkuma Puvvu (Saffron) | కుంకుమ పువ్వు | कुमकुंआ पूव्व

  • Product Code: KPSS5684878
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Rs.750.00