Safflower flowers can be used to decorate many dishes. The fire orange blossoms add a nice finishing touch to salads, cottage cheese or yogurt. Ice cream and biscuits become a true work of art with safflower blossoms! Safflower is a highly regarded medicinal plant and has been used for medicinal purposes in Asia for centuries. The petals are mainly used for tea infusions throughout Asia and Europe.
Usage: decorate desserts, salads, cold fruit, pastries or ice cream.
Fun fact: The bright orange robes of the Buddhist monks are dyed with safflower.
Fun fact: In alcohol, the flower turns red, in water yellow, orange.
Taste: almost tasteless, slightly herbaceous
Safflower flowers are the dried tubular flowers of the safflower (Carthamus tinctorius). The safflower flowers are harvested fully flowered from the beginning to the middle of August and sun dried. The dried safflower flowers are stored in cloth bags.
Safflower flowers contain various chalcone dyes such as safflower red (Carthamin) and safflower yellow (Chinon).
Safflower flowers are used as a saffron substitute for dyeing fabrics, foods and pharmaceutical products.
The dye “safflower yellow” of the safflower is well soluble in cold water. Wool and textiles should be prewetted with alum to absorb the dye of safflower flowers well. The color is very vivid with cotton fabrics. For dyeing wool, 3.5oz/100g of safflower flowers are needed per 3.5oz/100 g of wool. The fabric is steeped with the dye for one hour.
If you wash out safflower flowers with cold water, you get the washed safflower flowers. From washed safflower flowers can be solved with the help of potassium carbonate solution safflower red. Silk, wool and fabric can be dyed red with the addition of acid.
Product Overview & Details
Net Weight: 0.5oz / 15g
Ingredients: 100% Safflower Petals
Botanical name: Carthamus tinctorius
Processed and manufactured in: Germany
Country of Origin: Iran
EAN number: 0786301535990 | SKU: FL174
Packaging: High quality transparent sealed doypack, made in Germany. Resealable/Press-on reclosable bag.
Quality: 100% Natural organic quality, free from harmful substances/chemicals/heavy metals. 100% cruelty-free.
Color and taste: Typical | Parts used: flowers | Without glutamate, flavor enhancers or any artificial additives.
Storage Instructions: Dry, Cool & Dark Conditions
Dietary & Allergy Info: Non GMO, Gluten Free. Suitable for vegans, vegetarians. No chemicals/preservatives/additives.
Best before: 24 months from production date
FDA Company Registration Number: 17341366304
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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