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Saffron, Spanish

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Spanish Saffron

Spanish saffron is the gold standard of the spice world. Its flavor, aroma, and orange-yellow hue cannot be beaten or replaced in recipes. It is one of the priciest and most sought after spices around the world. This makes every pinch of the saffron go a long way in your recipes. While expensive, no other spice brings the same flavor and color to its dishes.

Saffron is harvested from the stigma of a dried purple crocus flower, scientifically known as Crocus sativus, which features the bright red-orangy hue in its center. You might be wondering how this expensive spice comes from a flower that grows in your backyard every spring. It doesn’t. Saffron producing crocus doesn’t grow wild. It takes careful cultivation of this plant to pick it at the exact right time in the morning on its first bloom.

While Saffron was discovered during the bronze age in Greece, today nearly 85 percent of Saffron comes from Iran. Saffron was used throughout human history for more than just cooking. It was a dye for wool jackets, used by Cleopatra for saffron milk baths, and gave red cosmetics it’s alluring hue.

According to old-world medicine, this antioxidant spice fights depression and improves mood, reduces symptoms of PMS, and acts as an aphrodisiac. It may also strengthen heart health and boost memory.

Saffron has a fascinating and hard to describe the flavor that tastes a little sweet and a little pungent. You cannot make an authentic paella or pilau without Spanish saffron. Many cultural dishes from fish stews and meats to baked goods such as pies and cakes call for this indescribable yellow spice.

Along with other bulk items don’t forget to add this distinctive spice to your pantry at wholesale prices. We also have the more potent Persian Saffron on hand as well.

Ingredients: Saffron Threads