In ancient times, Saffron threads were scattered on beds and mixed in teas to cure melancholy.
In China and India, Saffron is used as a fabric dye for Buddhist monks’ robes.
A Saffron-infused spray was used as an air freshener in Roman amphitheatres.
Saffron has three main components: crocin for colour, picrocrocin for flavour, and safranal for fragrance.
Dark red (the redder, the better) – just watch out for fake red! Our saffron powder is ground in specific machineries at a low temperature, hence the dark red color.
Our saffron powder has a potent, earthy smell with hints of floral, citrus and honey. A one-of-a-kind spice with a distinctive scent sitting somewhere between sweet and savoury.
The taste of saffron powder is hard to pin down; it’s different for everyone, but most agree on slightly bitter. You may experience it as highly-bitter, semi-sweet or extremely floral and honey-like, with musky, mushroomy, pungent and fresh notes. One thing for sure, it’s unique.
How to use
Before you use your saffron, prepare it to release max colour and flavour. First, make sure it’s genuine: check the colour (the redder, the better) and smell it (sweet and floral.)
Once you’re sure it’s the real thing, soak your saffron powder in a little warm water for at least 15 minutes. Then, use as per your recipe. Note: Saffron is water soluble not fat soluble, so make sure you infuse it in a little water before adding it to other liquids.
How to store
Put your saffron powder in an airtight container, in a dark dry place at room temperature (no need to refrigerate.) Remember – light rays oxidise the pigments in saffron and will neutralise its flavour. Saffron naturally lasts over three years.
Saffron is vitamin and mineral-rich. This red gold has proud properties as an antidepressant and an anti-suppressant; it helps lift mood and mental focus while lessening snack cravings. Saffron also fights macular degeneration, menstrual disorders and improves sexual dysfunction.
Floral & Spice
chicken and seafood marinade
Saffron Powder is only available in wholesale 10 x 5gr Packs (specialised for commercial kitchens).
Saffron Powder (ground saffron)
Add this Persian staple to rice, broths and stews, infuse in tea or oil. Grade-A, 100% organic, use for depth, colour, aroma and flavour.