Saffron Treads (1g net)

  • $9.00
  • Product Code: 1115
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The finest quality Saffron threads.

Description
 Saffron for decades the world's most expensive spice by weight is native to Southwest Asia.

 Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) a species of crocus in the family Iridaceae. A C. sativus flower bears three stigmas. Together with their styles stigmas are dried and used in cooking as a seasoning and colouring agent.

 Saffron is marked by a bitter taste and an iodoform or hay like fragrance. A carotenoid dye crocin allows saffron to impart a rich golden-yellow hue to dishes and textiles.

 Saffron has also been used as a fabric dye particularly in China and India and in perfumery.

Culinary Use
 Saffron's aroma is often described by connoisseurs as reminiscent of metallic honey with grassy or hay-like notes while its taste has also been noted as hay-like and somewhat bitter.

 Saffron also contributes a luminous yellow-orange colouring to foods.

 Saffron is widely used in Iranian (Persian) Arab Central Asian European Indian Turkish and Cornish cuisines. Confectionaries and liquors also often include saffron.