Bulk Safflower Cut & Sifted

Carthamus tinctorius
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[ 1241 ]Carthamus tinctorius

Safflower Cut & Sifted

1/4 Pound:  $24.52 Pound:  $54.48 buy now  

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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approximate cups to one pound10
active compoundsLignans, Carthamone, Polysaccharide
plant part usedflower
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

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


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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.

flavor profile

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

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

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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 region sometimes mistake the prepared herb for saffron, earning the nicknames false saffron and bastard saffron.

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