Herbs & Spices
Wood Gift Box - 2 grams
Botanical Source & Cultivation
Crocus sativus. The crocus sativus is a vibrant, purple flower, with three red saffron threads in the center of the petals. These threads are slender and delicate, and must be picked by hand and it takes nearly 150 flowers to produce a single gram of saffron (210,000 flowers to produce 1 pound!).
Appearance, Aroma & Flavour
Deep red saffron threads with an exotic aroma and deeply luxurious flavour profile.
Saffron was used throughout the ancient world as a spice, perfume, cosmetic, tea, textile, ritual offering, medicine, aphrodisiac, and dye. Very little saffron is required for culinary purposes and the key is to distribute it evenly throughout the dish being prepared. Many soak the saffron in liquid to create an infusion, although some will add the threads directly to a dish after crumbling to a powder.
Storage & Shelf Life
Store in a cool, dark pantry for up to 2 years.
Origin: Kashmir Valley