In order to enjoy your life you have to avoid routine way of living and replace it with the best and the most exciting moments. Human being has utilized his intelligence and innovation in the process of providing his requirements. In fact, he has turned this process into the most pleasurable part of his life. All of us are in need for food in order to survive. Perhaps you have never bothered thinking about the three main meals we serve every day. You may never think about how these meals are provided, and how they cause people to gather together in a pleasant moment of eating. The variety of tastes emerging from different foods in every region has sometimes provoked us to travel to various places. The difference that exists in every region’s food is caused by different condiment utilization. These condiments play an important role in giving taste and color to different foods. Condiments have also medical usages, to the extent that in the past most of them had been considered as primary ingredients of traditional herbal medicine. Due to the wide herbal species, and being located in the condiment way, Iran is considered as one of the greatest producers of condiments. Meanwhile, condiments have had a special position in Iranian food culture. There are still leftovers of ruined segments of the condiment way in city of Jahrom in Fars province which traces back to 400 years ago.
From among the condiments that you can find in Iranian foods we can call: salt, pepper, cardamom, thyme, ginger, saffron, somagh, cinnamon, caraway. Perhaps the most well known condiment to every Iranian person is Iranian saffron. The scent of these condiments and the colorful image derived from them might make you excited.
Red gold, the most expensive condiment in the world
Saffron is an Iranian condiment originally. This purple plant has three ringlets and because of the benefits it has, it is considered as the most expensive condiment in the world. Saffron helps body in the following ways: it causes depression to decrease, gives breezy moments, helps appetite to increase, causes decrease in the blood pressure, cease cancer, strengthens memory, cures some skin diseases, stomachache, and anemia. Due to the medical benefits and the great taste and color of saffron, many nations like Iran have utilized this condiment in their foods.