Pure organic, Spanish saffron threads (Crocus sativus) are an exotic spice derived from the stigmata and styles of the Crocus sativa flower. Its subtle flavor is considered somewhat floral, but it’s an incomparable taste that just needs to be experienced. To add to the mystery, most of the threads appear dark pink-red but lend dishes a deep yellow hue.
Don’t let their delicate appearance fool you. These tiny threads infuse potent color and flavor essences to transform every dish they touch. Use in recipes with light meats, fish and vegetables or infuse desserts like custards, shortbread and sponge cakes with flavor.
Spanish saffron has been used for thousands of years to add flavor and color to dishes. The flowers are collected by hand, then the threads are hand-plucked from inside each bloom. Saffron plants only flower for 10 days each year and it takes approximately 150 crocus flowers to yield one gram of threads — this is why it’s considered the world’s most precious spice.