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Hand Picked Saffron - 1g


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From ancient farms of Ghaenat, where the softly sloping terrain that directly faces the sun is perfect for growing the delicate flowers we painstakingly harvest, The Persian Trader selects only the superior grade of saffron which has the highest levels of flavour and aroma. We dry our saffron in a modern facility to preserve these attributes, ensuring the colour and aroma remain. All the yellow stigmas are removed by hand and only the best long red stigmas are packed.

In essence saffron tastes like Persia. Join the floral taste of saffron with rosewater, cardamom and pistachios and you will find the taste of this ancient nation. Bitter in its pure form but lending sweetness to dishes that include it. The taste of good saffron is unique and distinctive mixing floral, earthy and sweet flavours on the palate.

Saffron is for the nose what umami flavours are for the tongue. A scent you may not notice until it is missing. Intertwined with so many cultures’ cuisines it is synonymous with the smells of Mediterranean, North African and Middle Eastern cooking. Hard to describe in words but impossible not to notice in any meal that includes it. It's perfect in risotto, paella, bouillabaisse, rice, cakes and ice-cream to name a few