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Spanish Superior Saffron Threads



Spanish Superior Saffron Threads

We carry Spanish Superior Saffron Threads. Saffron is grown in many countries around the world including Spain, Iran, Greece, India, Morocco, Portugal, Australia, even the United States and many more. Many don’t produce commercial quantities, which is why you mostly see Spanish Saffron.

Spanish Superior, or Mancha grade is considered the standard since the threads are deep crimson red and have very few yellow ends. This means it offers a very potent aroma and flavor and a dark red color so you can use less to achieve the flavor you seek.

Saffron (Crocus Sativus) is the most expensive spice in the world because of its harvesting process which is all done by hand. It takes anywhere from 50,000 to 75,000 flowers to collect enough threads (the stigmas) for one pound of saffron. This is about 200,000 threads.

It is most famously used in Spanish Paella, which gives it the familiar flavor and color. It is also used to season Rice Pilaf, Italian Risotto and Mexican rice. In India, it’s used in Biryani and in France, it’s an ingredient in Bouillabaisse. You will also see Saffron in breads and other baked goods.

Saffron is used in spice blends, adding its unique flavor which helps to bring out the other spices. We use it in our Maharajah Curry Spice as one example.

Saffron has a long shelf life if properly kept in a tight glass jar, out of direct light and away from any heat. For best results, crumble or grind the thread just prior to use.

Contains: Spanish Superior Saffron

Additional information

Weight 1.000 oz
Dimensions 0.000000 × 0.000000 × 0.000000 in
Saffron size

1 gram

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