Safran

A line that expresses the rarity and prestige of one of the most valuable spices in the world: Taliouine’s Saffron. Called “Red Gold” because those who cultivate it claim that it takes about 150,000 hand-picked flowers, equal to four football fields and 400 work hours, to obtain one kilogram.  his valuable extract is obtained by the stigma of th...

A line that expresses the rarity and prestige of one of the most valuable spices in the world: Taliouine’s Saffron. Called “Red Gold” because those who cultivate it claim that it takes about 150,000 hand-picked flowers, equal to four football fields and 400 work hours, to obtain one kilogram.  his valuable extract is obtained by the stigma of the wonderful purple Crocus sativus flower, a perennial plant that reaches full bloom in the fall.

 

Taliouine, a small village in the Berber Mountains is at the heart of saffron cultivation: a land covered by Argan trees on the west and Rose cultivation on the East towards Ouarzazate.

There, in the Souktana plateau, between 1300 and 1500 meters, lies Morocco’s oldest cultivation area of this flower. Eleven producers – gathered in the Coopérative Agricole de Taliouine and supported by the Moroccan ONG Migrations et Développement – cultivate small land plots at a maximum of 1 hectare and, between October and November, they harvest the flowers at dawn when they are still closed; then they store them in a cool room and separate the precious stigmas. Each phase is done by hands and the fertilization is natural.

There are no particular varieties of Saffron but, in the Souktana plateau, the land, the natural fertilization, the climate and the producers’ knowledge make the product 7 times richer in Safranal, an antioxidant molecule found in Saffron, compared to other cultivations worldwide *

*ONG Migrations et Développement

 

Its use has been known since ancient times: it appears in many ancient Egyptian papyri and in many ancient Greek and ancient Roman texts for its many virtues and uses, Cleopatra used it during her beauty bath or as a natural pigment applied as makeup. It has also been used by Indian women since ancient times for its quality toning and anti-aging and known in Chinese medicine for its restorative properties.

 

This spice is unique because it contains a high percentage of Carotenoids, especially Crocin and Crocetin, which give extraordinary anti-free radical properties and, at the same time, a characteristic bright red color.

The Crocus sativus plant synthesizes B vitamins that give stimulant properties, amino acids and high moisturizing polysaccharides, antioxidant and protective flavonoids.

 

These features make it unique for protective skin and hair products. Furthermore, the high antioxidant power makes it perfect for an anti-aging treatment that improves the appearance of mature skin.

 

In respect for both people and the environment, Arganiae products do not contain: Parabens, Paraffin, Mineral oils, Silicone, SLS, SLES, DEA.

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