These pure, saffron threads are sourced from Afghanistan co-op and has been rated the #1 Afghan high grade saffron spice the last 3 years by the International Taste & Quality Institute, and tested in accordance with ISO Standard 3632 at an outstanding rating of 236. Top grade saffron has a deep red color with stigmas about 1/2” long.
Saffron is graded by the International Standard Organization (I.S.O.) based on color, flavor and aroma content. The ISO classifies saffron into four grades, with Category I being highest and this having the highest market price. This is truly the best resource for where to buy saffron threads.
How to Use Saffron Threads
Steep 1-2 strands to flavor an entire pot of saffron rice, or add to risottos, pilafs or vegetable dishes for a beautiful color & flavor. A good rule of thumb is to use about three strands a person. There are approximately 463 threads (3/8” to ½” in length) per gram of saffron so 1 gram would yield approximately 150 servings. Net weight of 0.5 grams include about 250-300 saffron threads.
Saffron Around the World
Saffron is also known as rose of saffron, crocus, and hay saffron. In other languages, saffron is called za-faran (Arabic), fan huang hua (Mandarin), safran (French and German), zaaffran/kesar (Hindi), safuran (Japanese), acafrao (Portuguese), shafran (Russian) and azafran (Spanish).
This is truly the real saffron and not a colored fake one that i have seen before this saffron when placed in water gives off a deep yellow color and the flavor is very unique the taste has a hint of spice not overly strong but very noticeable
I wish I hadn't wasted money on the others I tried. This is worth every dime. And, there is a very nice quantity of saffron threads making it a great value too.
I have also used this saffron in Uzbekian pilaf and this made it notably better. I would recommend this Afghan saffron - excellent value and quality.
Absolutely great buy. The best saffron I have purchased so far
This is my second order of RawSpiceBar Afghan Saffron Threads. The texture, fragrance and taste is amazing.For first timers to Saffron, you should try this.For the rest, I am sure you will be surprised at the nicest quality at such competitive rates.Shipping was quick too.