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Fun Fact: The Role of Saffron Tea in Alexander The Great’s Conquests

01.09.20 /

Here’s today’s delicious serving of fun fact! Did you know that the great conqueror Alexander the Great used #saffron for its supposed curative benefits during his campaigns throughout Asia? The legendary Macedonian king supposedly bathed in warm water sprinkled with saffron to heal his war wounds. Him and his men often ate saffron rice and regularly drank saffron tea to rejuvenate their strength for another day on the battlefield. Talk about a magical spice! If you are wondering what did he love  so much about saffron tea? You can experience it for yourself with the different iranian saffron tea blends from #saffronandmore.

Alexander the Great mosaic

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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.