LivingFuel HealthAlert: Why Highly-prized Saffron Could Save Your Sight

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Posted on 25th February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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It is one of the world’s most valuable spices. Patiently collected flower by flower, the deep red stamens of the saffron crocus can fetch up to Pounds 500 per pound, writes Anastasia Stephens.

But now there is more reason than ever to covet it. A study at Sydney University and the University of L’Aquila in Italy has found that when eaten, saffron may protect eyes from UV damage and slow the progress of diseases such as macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.

Read more here.