Some may use saffron for its taste or the rich, golden color when cooked, but many do not realize its true value. The yellow color saffron produces comes from crocin, a powerful antioxidant, which studies have identified as a cancer fighter.

Doctor Oz said that saffron comes from the inside of a crocus plant, and it is the “gold standard” for spices. Saffron helps to fight off cancer. Dr. Oz explained that cancer cells grow through bringing and building their own blood supply in your body. The saffron can actually enter the cancer cells and send a signal that causes cancer to " commit suicide ". Fri 11/05/2010