[Sca-cooks] Curious about a spice.

jenne at fiedlerfamily.net jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Wed Mar 19 08:36:08 PDT 2008

>From BioOne journals:

"Ditaxis heterantha Zucc. (azafrán de bolita), a plant of the
Euphorbiaceae family, grows wild in the semiarid regions of Mexico. Its
seeds are used by the inhabitants of the regions where it grows to give
color and to enhance the flavor of food."

Chemical Composition and Current Distribution of “AzafráN de
Bolita” (Ditaxis heterantha Zucc; Euphorbiaceae): A Food Pigment
Producing Plant

> Sigh... I agree those 2 items would help immensely.   Sadly I can't do
> anything  about that...  seems my kind loving dear wife decided that the
> package needed downsizing... (Cocks eyebrow) So the package got broken
> open and the contents placed into a small jar with the label taped
> nicely to the front....with of course just the name showing. No name
> brand just what it is.   Azafran Bolita (hey funny my computer doesn't
> speak Spanish either.) and below that Whole Saffron.
> But hang on I will see if I can at least help and maybe Johnnae can
> figure it out... a Pic is coming your way....
> Nichola
> Johnna Holloway wrote:
>> Brand name and information off the label would help immensely.
>> Where does it originate?
>> Johnnae
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