Traditionally, Saffower the crop was developed for its seeds, and acclimated for actualization and additive foods, in medicines, and authoritative red (carthamin) and chicken dyes, abnormally afore cheaper aniline dyes became available.
For the endure fifty years or so, the bulb has been able mainly for the vegetable oil extracted from its seeds.
Soluble in water, adulterate ethanol. Insoluble in ethyl ether, petroleum ether, etc.Edible chicken pigment. Can be acclimated in the bake-apple extract beverages, carbonated drinks (taste), alertness of wine, pastry on make-up, red and blooming wire, tin cans, ice cream, candied bake-apple and added aliment coloring.