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November 2016

Italian Saffron Association conference

2016-12-22T14:09:30+01:00November 26th, 2016|

Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Fucecchio, during the conference organized by the Italian Saffron Association, Professor Angelo D'Archivio of the L’Aquila University presented some of the results of researches carried out in recent years, with the cooperation of our staff, on characterization of crocuses. The methods of chemiometrics applied to saffron have allowed to determine, [...]

Linus and Saffron

2016-12-22T14:07:11+01:00November 14th, 2016|

Leafing through an old copy of Linus magazine we found this strip. Charles Schulz was a genius, by the magical insights, we already knew, but to know that he was also prescient in science has really surprised us ... and pleased. Enjoy the strip!

October 2016

“Fior di Bontà” in Florence

2016-12-22T14:12:29+01:00October 29th, 2016|

Saturday, October 29 at 11.30 at the Tosca hall of the beautiful Florence Central Market our scientific adviser Professor Silvia Bisti of the L’Aquila University gave a lecture on the neuroprotective properties of saffron, during "Fior di bontà" a two days outreach event organized by the Saffron from Florentine Hills Association. This annual meeting has [...]

May 2013

The Saffron improves the sensitivity of the retina in the long term

2016-11-21T16:11:13+01:00May 2nd, 2013|

In 2010, a clinical study has demonstrated that the use of Saffron improves the sensitivity of the retina in the initial stages of macular degeneration (AMD). The purpose of the subsequent studies was to assess whether the functional benefits observed, could extend for a longer duration, even at later stages of the disease. In 2012, [...]