Ennese Saffron

Zafferano Ennese 2 - OrorossoDid you know that in Enna produces an alternative crop? It’s saffron, a precious spice with intense color known as “red gold”. Since the Middle Ages it was imported and in 1200 it was used as a bargaining chip instead of money. Saffron is the only spice that has sensory properties associated with the presence of carotenoids and is an antioxidant used in the fight against free radicals and preventing cancer. Through the use of this precious spice, the “Piacentinu Ennese DOP” is probably the only typical cheese from the territory of Enna. With regards to marketing and exporting it abroad, it is done albeit with some difficulty.

 

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! Did you know that in Enna produces an alternative crop? It’s saffron, a precious spice with intense color known as “red gold”. Since the Middle Ages it was imported and in 1200 it was used as a bargaining chip instead of money. Saffron is the only spice that has sensory properties associated with the presence of carotenoids and is an antioxidant used in the fight against free radicals and preventing cancer. Through the use of this precious spice, the “Piacentinu Ennese DOP” is probably the only typical cheese from the territory of Enna. With regards to marketing and exporting it abroad, it is done albeit with some difficulty.    

 

 


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