Saffron spice is the red-gold stigma filament or “thread” obtained from the flowers of the saffron crocus, a member of the iris family. It takes nearly 150 flowers to produce a single gram of dried saffron threads that are harvested by hand justifying its well-deserved reputation as being the most expensive of herbs and spices. No more than a thread or two of the precious spice is needed to flavor an entire meal with its pungent, earthy and somewhat flowery taste that is widely used as a seasoning in Indian, Greek and Italian cuisines. The best way to draw out saffron’s unique flavor is to soak the threads in hot but not boiling water and add the threads and the liquid to your recipe or drink it as a nutritious tea.
Saffron is highly prized as a dye yielding a deep, rich yellow. Saffron is high in antioxidants and has been linked to several potential health benefits such as improved mood, libido, and sexual function, as well as reduced PMS symptoms and enhanced weight loss. No wonder saffron has been nicknamed the “sunshine spice.”
Dried Styles & Stigmas / Whole
Culinary and Medicinal Herb
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Butternut Squash and Saffron Risotto
Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, & Garlic
Fried Oysters with Saffron Aioli
Saffron-Infused Rice Pudding
Seared Swordfish with Tomato-Saffron Coulis
Saffron Threads (.5 gram)
Specific: Do not take large doses of saffron if you are pregnant as it may induce a miscarriage.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
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