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Fun Fact: Cleopatra’s Love Affair with Saffron Threads

28.08.20 /

Fun Fact Time! #didyouknow that in the ancient times saffron threads were scattered across beds and mixed into hot teas as a cure for melancholy? It was stuffed into pillows to treat hangovers! Rumour has it that even Cleopatra is said to bathe in saffron infused milk. It still is being used widely in China and India as a fabric dye in Buddhist monks robes – how precious! 📿 More fun facts about this beloved red gold spice #saffronbysaffronandmore #fromiranwithlove #saffron

Cleopatra Painting
Saffron Thread on hand

Image Credit: Cleopatra Image from korecollection.gr

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Parya Zaghand

While I think of myself as an Aussie, I’m also proud as punch of my Iranian heritage. So much so, in 2013, I created a business built around the mouth-watering delicacies of Persia; bringing you flavours of the real Iran. I wanted to create a space at the table for the golden-petaled spice: Persian Saffron.