Safflower Cut & Sifted

Safflower Cut & Sifted

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Safflower is an annual broadleaf plant in the aster family that produces rounded yellow or reddish-orange flower heads and rosettes of branched leaves, like a thistle. It is one of the oldest known crops with a history of cultivation dating to ancient Egypt.

Because the herb, especially the flower, is sometimes used in cooking as a substitute for saffron, safflower is also known as bastard saffron.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound10
originchina
active compoundsLignans, Carthamone, Polysaccharide
plant part usedflower
processingcut & sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaCourse orange-red threads.

c.
uses

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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in making salves, balms and lotions.
culinaryUse in tea blends. Add a pinch to foods and beverages to enhance color and flavor. Safflower yields and natural dye for paper and cloth.
industrialSafflower is used in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

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d.
flavor profile

cut & sifted
safflower

Has a mild and pleasant taste, but lacks the honey-like undertones of saffron.

e.
formulas & recipes

cut & sifted
safflower

f.
what else you should know

cut & sifted
safflower

Safflower is a hardy, thistle-like annual plant in the daisy family that is believed to have been domesticated in the Fertile Crescent region of the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago. Tourists visiting the reason sometimes mistake the prepared herb for saffron, earning the nicknames false saffron and bastard saffron.

Powdered safflower is applied topically as a paste or it may be infused in oil to make salves and balms. The powder can also be encapsulated as a dietary supplement. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities of the herb are due to a variety of flavonoid glycosides, including kaempferol, quercetin and at least seven serotonin derivatives. Safflower is also rich in calcium, magnesium, folate, phosphorous and fatty acids.



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