Saffron, named after the Arab word zafaran, meaning “yellow,” was mentioned in classical writings as far back as 1500 b.c. Journey on a distant path back to the days of ancient Greece and Rome, when a man named Crocus was fated to unrequited love for a beautiful nymph, and was then turned into the beautiful purple flower we still know of today as the Crocus. A staple in Asia Minor, where it is from, it takes about 4700 crocus flowers to produce one ounce of Saffron powder, which makes the price of the spice quite high.
While saffron powder has the reputation of being the world’s most expensive spice, it only takes a tiny little pinch to sufficiently flavor sauces and rice, so it is still affordable. Try the intricate flavors and pungent aromas of saffron powder or orange saffron on mashed potatoes, made with olive oil, orange juice, salt, nutmeg, saffron threads, and sweet potatoes.
Usage:Saffron's flavor compliments light meats,fish and Poultry. Frequently used to season Pilaf,Italian Risotto and Mexican Rice. Saffron is directly added to the dish at the beginning of the cooking process.
Ingredients:Saffron (Originates from Spain)
Saffron yes - Powdered NO
Posted by Unknown on 9th Sep 2016
Great aroma and intensity. Wonderful experience just opening the box with the smell filling the whole room! However the product is advertised as powdered, and the label says so as well. Unfortunately it is not a powder at all. No where near matching the picture. More like small grains of rice, that a just long enough to be stringy and stick/tangle with each other.