The bucolic fog, an ideal accomplice in our morning harvests!

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A few weeks before flowering the ground is prepared by carrying out a superficial hoeing between the furrows in order to break the crust, to mull and aerate the ground and also to eliminate the weeds. This work is carried out using hand rakes if the surface is small or, if not, harrows with a tractor.

The flowering period lasts between 20 and 30 days. The harvesting is done manually, cutting the flowers at the base of the corolla and depositing them in appropriate wicker baskets to avoid crushing them by the weight.

For us it is important to pick the flowers when they are still closed in order to ensure that the properties of the saffron are not altered by the pollination of the bees, who also intend to enjoy the harvest. During these days we are fortunate to wake up covered with a bucolic mist which, as an ideal accomplice, accompanies our mornings of harvesting, giving us sufficient time to pick our precious flower that is still closed.

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The saffron comes from Asia Minor and there are data that used it 2,000 years B.C?

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In Spain it was introduced by the Arabs between the 8th and 10th centuries. From the beginning its main use was culinary, something that spread throughout all Mediterranean countries

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Catalonia was the gateway of saffron to the Iberian Peninsula, and it was the first region of Spain that, during the Middle Ages, cultivated and exported the first saffron recognized for its excellent quality

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The magnificent properties of saffron make it a versatile spice used in different fields? In addition to gastronomy, saffron is currently used in medicine, cosmetics and perfumery

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The saffron have a great source of vitamins that help improve the quality of life? It has been shown to even have beneficial effects in the fight against degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis

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To get 1 kg of saffron, do you need about 200,000 flowers? The flower, which lasts only one day, has inspired numerous mythological tales, legends that have been born in the oldest civilizations.

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