Spanish Saffron, Whole, 1 gram

Spanish Saffron, Whole, 1 gram

$6.60
  • Item Number: 365JW

Crocus sativus

Spanish Saffron is possibly the world's most expensive spice. It is highly valued for the delicate flavor & rich golden color it adds to recipes. Saffron is the key spice in such ethnic dishes as Spanish Paella, French Bouillabaisse and Latin Arroz Con Pollo.

Spanish Saffron is such a valuable culinary spice because of the unique, labor-intensive cultivation and harvesting methods involved with obtaining it. It is actually the stigma of a small purple crocus flower, which blooms for a limited time once a year. The stigma must then be hand picked before it is ready for use. It's said to take well over 10,000 stigmas to make just one ounce of Saffron!

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Suggested directions:

Before using Saffron in any culinary recipe, itís best to soak the threads in hot water or a liquid base that is acidic or contains alcohol.

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$6.60
  • Item Number: 365JW