Our Saffron Powder is Some of the Highest Quality Saffron in the World!
Saffron Powder is the ground, dried stigmas of saffron crocus flowers. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world because each crocus produces only three stigmas, which are laboriously hand harvested during only three weeks of the year.
- Deep red-orange powder adds a brilliant yellow-orange color to food
- Adds a unique, bitter almond-like flavor and aroma
Saffron threads range from deep red to bright orange in color and can be up to 1 inch long. The threads have a distinct flavor and aroma, reminiscent of bitter almonds, which is commonly infused into dishes such as paella, risotto, certain Eastern European breads and the French fish soup bouillabaisse. Saffron can also be used as a yellow dye, due to the intensity and concentration of its color. For centuries, saffron’s primary use was medicinal, as it was considered a stimulant, an antidote to poisoning, a tonic for dysentery and measles and even an aphrodisiac. Today, however, it is mainly appreciated for its unique flavor and intense color.
Our dried saffon has a beautiful fire red filament coloring with a mild fragrance or smell with an Iran origin. It is a natural herb, spice, and seasoning that gourmet chefs around the world use as their secret weapon in pan recipes such as desserts, soups, paella rice, basmati rice, stews, and chicken.
Saffron is not more expensive per ounce than gold but Queen of Flowers promises to make it affordable for the every day chef. Sold by the gram or in bulk quantities by weight!