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Saffron

Saffron

Size: .5 gram bottle

Description: Saffron

Saffron Details:

Saffron is an aromatic spice derived from the stigmas of the Saffron crocus or Crocus Sativus. The red-gold stigmas are also known as saffron threads. Because of their delicate construction, saffron threads are often harvested by hand. Possessing a number of applications, Saffron is used for cooking, seasoning, and medicinal applications. When used for food seasonings, saffron has a distinctive, slightly bitter taste and an earthy, hay-like aroma. It also contains crocin, a carotenoid dye that gives food a warm golden hue. It should be used for cooking within 3 to 6 months. To prolong Saffron's potency as long as possible, store in a cool, dry environment, away from direct sunlight. As it has a potent flavor, saffron is best when used in small amounts for food seasonings. In this way, it enhances the flavors of a dish.

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