This Pure Spanish Saffron from The Gathering of Saffron arrives in a decorative metal tin to protect the saffron from light and moisture. Saffron can be stored for years without loss of flavor or potency if properly cared for.
Buy saffron spice from Spain for some of the highest-quality saffron grown in the world. This saffron is category 1, Select Grade, premium saffron. It is whole thread saffron that has not been ground or supplemented by inferior substitutes, additives, preservatives, or colorants.
Saffron is one of the world’s most expensive spices by weight. It has been enjoyed and traded by every major civilization for over four thousand years. Saffron is so expensive because only three threads grow on each crocus flower and must be picked by hand and dried before packaging. It takes over 150 threads to make up one ounce of saffron spice.
Saffron is used in food for the rich golden yellow color it imparts, as well as its decadent flavorful aromas. Spanish Saffron Threads have over 150 aroma-yielding volatile compounds in their complex flavor profile. This blend creates the subtle taste of metallic honey with sweet hay-like grassy notes.
Today, saffron is used in Italian, Persian, Indian, and Turkish cuisines. The rich yellow color is especially beautiful on rice dishes, from risotto in Italy, to paella of Spain, to biryani of India many cultures have a golden yellow rice dish that features saffron spice.
To fully capture the complex saffron colors and flavors, the threads should be soaked in alcohol, an acid (like lemon juice), or hot water for at least 20 minutes, though two hours of immersion is preferred. Or, for quicker results the dried saffron threads can be freshly ground with a mortar and pestle and incorporated into recipes.
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