Terre Exotique Saffron Neguine Threads (1g)
Iranian Red Gold, infuse this saffron before use. Use it to perfume and colour risotto, seafood and desserts. Recommended serving of 3 threads per person.
Saffron, which gets its name from the Persian “zapharan” meaning “stigmas”, is a spice which comes from 3 stigmas from the Crocus sativus. Originally from the Middle East, it was first grown 4,000 years ago in the Greek provinces.
Considered the most expensive spice in the world, saffron is rare due to the extremely tedious harvesting process and its very low yield. Roughly 150,000 crocus flowers are needed to obtain 1kg of saffron.
Very sought after by gastronomes for its extraordinary flavour and colour, saffron is the crown jewel of the spice kingdom. It has surprising aromas of cedar, pepper and flowers, bringing together warmth, intensity and a delicate sweetness. It leaves gourmets spellbound, and is a must-have for any chef.