Indian households are storehouses of super foods without actually realizing so. The kitchen is a place where the best of foods are present and surprisingly, these foods are a part of our everyday diet that go unnoticed a lot of times. Spices like cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black peppers are classic examples of super foods that are a part of almost every vegetable preparation or curry that we consume. Present mostly in the powdered form, these spices are extremely beneficial for the body and are found in every kitchen.
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Saffron is another such spice which is derived from the flowers of saffron crocus and is added to a lot of sweet dish preparations and sweet drinks such as milk and butter milk. The stigma and style of the flower are red coloured threads that are essentially the spice that we see and consume. Hailing from Kashmir, kesar is also known as saffron and is the most expensive of all spices. It has a sweet taste that is suitable for adding in sweet items and desserts. In addition to its delectable taste, it is also extremely beneficial for health. Saffron has been used for centuries to treat fever, bronchitis, cold and other immune, respiratory disorders and helps effectively in the regulation of blood pressure, improvement of heart health and helping with depression are some of its benefits. In addition to these, kesar is a potent immunity booster.