What Is Saffron?

What Is Saffron?

Saffron is one of the most valuable spices worldwide. Nothing makes a recipe entirely as Saffron does. Many people need clarification on what to do with it and why it is expensive. Taken from the flower called crocus sativus or saffron crocus, saffron dates to Ancient Greece and has been a prominent spice in ancient trade going back thousands of years.

Where Grow Saffron most?

It is mainly found in Iran, Greece, North Africa, and India. Americans are starting to see the value in growing Saffron, but due to climate and years of experience producing the flower, the most valued Saffron comes from Iran.

Saffron has a floral taste that is sweet and lavish. It is best used in Iranian Kofta, Paella, and saffron rice. But it can make incredible desserts, such as ice cream or rose water sweets. Try it in tea, and it has a long reputation as an antioxidant.

Many question its cost, but its rarity comes from the fact that each flower produces only three stigmas (threads) that are hand-picked at a particular time in the morning. It must be done at this hour because of how the flower is in bloom to not damage the actual floret. It just takes a lot of flowers to produce a small amount of Saffron. That’s what makes our Saffron such a good deal!

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