- 100% Pure – Whole Saffron Threads
- Highest Quality – Cut and Graded to Super Negin Standards
- Organically Grown – No Pesticides or Chemical Fertilizers
- Hand Picked – Product of Iran
This ancient spice has a highly unique flavor profile that can be described as floral and earthy with a hint of honey. There are a number of different grades and qualities of saffron, Pure Saffron Farms cut and grade only the premium part of the saffron thread or stigma which is known by the name “Super Negin”.
Culinary Use of Saffron
Saffron is truly a versatile spice and can be used in a wide variety of recipes. You will often find it used in chicken marinades and risotto’s and is quite commonly added to many seafood dishes. Saffron is an absolute must if you are cooking a Spanish Paella. You will often see it used to bring exquisite flavor to simple dishes such as plain rice or even breads and pastries.
Health Benefits of Saffron
Saffron is not only known for adding delicious flavors to your culinary creations, but is often used to improve your health and overall well-being. Studies have shown; people who drink saffron tea on a daily basis experience an overall increased happiness and overall mood. It also helps balance hormones and increase circulation. Saffron is a known appetite suppressant and is used quite regularly when people are dieting.
Where Does Saffron Come From?
Our saffron is grown in the Khorasan region in the northwestern part of Iran without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The saffron crocus’s are harvested by hand in late November at first light and before the sun has a chance to penetrate the deep red threads. They are brought into the shade where the delicate saffron threads are removed one at a time by hand.