Saffron, the world's most expensive, elusive and sexy spice. This variety is grown, harvested and dried in western Afghanistan, which was once part of Persia. It is Grade 1 Negin Cut saffron which is prized for its thick threads and dark red color.
Each saffron flower produces three stigmata. The stigmata are hand-harvested and you need over 150 flowers for each gram of dried saffron! For an average recipe you'l use about 20 threads of saffron.
Saffron is common in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking, and you can't make paella without it!
Details: Saffron threads hand-harvested in western Afghanistan from organically-grown, non-GMO crocus flowers.Available in three sizes:
- 0.5 gram saffron packed in miniature glass sample jar (non-magnetic). 0.5 g is enough for 5+ recipes; approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons
- 2.0 grams saffron packed in small magnetic jar (saffron will fill approximately 2/3rds of the glass jar). 2.0 g is enough for 20+ recipes; approximately 2 tablespoons
- 6.0 grams saffron packed in large magnetic jar (saffron will fill approximately 2/3rd of the large glass jar)
Tip: You can steep saffron in ice, as seen in our Saffron TikTok.
First time using saffron? Grab a Persian cookbook!