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Saffron, Greek (Select)

The world’s most valuable spice. Not only because of how it’s harvested, but due to its regal and irreproachable flavor.
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Select Greek Saffron, 1 Gram
$11.99
Select Greek Saffron, 2 Grams
$21.99
Select Greek Saffron, 4 Grams
$36.99
Select Greek Saffron, 14 Grams (0.5 Ounces)
$120.00
Saffron

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The world’s most prized spice is also the world’s most expensive. This is due to the sheet amount of labor that goes into growing and preparing the spice. Saffron threads are actually stigmas of the saffron crocus, a violet-colored flower native to parts of Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean (though some growers now harvest it in the United States, Switzerland, and parts of Central America). Spain, however, is the world’s largest producer.

The tiny stigmas must be carefully plucked by hand from each flower. It takes around 15,000 flowers to produce a pound of saffron. However, after a light toasting the weight goes down to about 4 ounces. It’s this sheer amount of planting, land, hand-harvesting, and toasting – not to mention the flavor and perfume – that makes saffron so valuable.

The aroma is irreplaceable: musky, honeyed, floral, bitter, and fierce. You’ll find the perfume to be hypnotic. The flavor is penetratingly husky, earthy, with notes of honey and violet. Greek saffron is generally earthier and a bit more bitter than other types of saffron, but the honey notes are also far more intense.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Ingredients N/A
Basic Preparation No
Recommended Applications N/A
Taste & Aroma Warm & Earthy
Cuisine Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Handling / Storage Store saffron in a cool, dark place. Wrap in foil and place in an airtight container.
Dietary No
Shelf Life Properly stored, saffron has a shelf-life of 3 - 4 years, after that and the potency starts to diminish.
Country of Origin Greece

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Great place to buy your saffronReview by Alexi Peacock
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So reasonably priced and smells and tastes amazing! (Posted on 10/22/14)
Surprised!Review by Norma Smith
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If I could give you a 10 star I would on the value for the saffron! I was surprised how much I received for the cost. Incredible value!!! Thank you so much. (Posted on 10/16/14)
Excellent product!Review by Sonia Martinez-Harris
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In the past I have only used saffron I found at the grocery stores. I was never satisfied with the flavor...either too old, or it was something else disguised as saffron. THIS is saffron! What a difference! Now my Arroz con Pollo and my Paella look and taste as they should. I will be ordering the Spanish saffron in the near future, just to compare the two.
Thank you so much!
(Posted on 10/11/14)
Smells amazingReview by Stephen
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This stuff smells amazing! I cant wait to make a paella with it very soon!! (Posted on 9/12/14)
ExcellentReview by Julie Alexander
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Perfect Saffron! (Posted on 6/3/14)
greek saffronReview by Bonnie Brooks
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SPICE OF THE GODS (Posted on 3/26/14)
greek saffronReview by Bonnie Brooks
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this greek saffron is way the best I have ever used.
BGB
(Posted on 2/8/14)
Greek saffronReview by Karen Zondo
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Can't wait to use this excellent product (Posted on 2/5/14)
Greek saffronReview by Karen Zondo
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Can't wait to use this excellent product (Posted on 2/5/14)
+1Review by Kevin McArthur
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Great Saffron (Posted on 1/29/14)
Oooh Saffron-no mellow yellowReview by Lisa Bacallao
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Awesome! Fast, wrapped carefully and delivered when expected! (Posted on 1/20/14)
FantasticReview by Cynthia Ajemian
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The quality of the saffron was exceptional! Will be regularly ordering from Beanilla!! (Posted on 1/10/14)
Can't wait to try it!Review by Amanda Eberle
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The saffron looks way better than the stuff I bought at the store. (Posted on 12/9/13)
Excellent TasteReview by Carole Truesdale
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Using Saffron is a luxury in most kitchens...we have found a wonderful source with this company. (Posted on 12/7/13)
GoodReview by Tina Portillo
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A+ (Posted on 11/10/13)
Can't waitReview by Cynthia Silveri
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Although I have not yet tasted this saffron, they are large, deeply colored, lovely stamens--nothing like what you get from a regular grocer. Can't wait to make saffron buns or seafood soup with it! (Posted on 8/29/13)
Wow - so much saffron!Review by W Scott Templeton
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What a great price to quantity ratio. I haven't used the saffron yet, but the color and aroma is wonderful (Posted on 8/16/13)
great purchaseReview by Robyn Davis
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can't wait to use it! (Posted on 7/31/13)
Fantastic taste and scentReview by Jonas Parker
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Great container. Delicate strands that smell and taste amazing! (Posted on 6/19/13)
Well Worth the PriceReview by Kathleen Lind
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You cannot, absolutely cannot find this fresh saffron in the stores. It is very flavorful, having made Risotto with pistachios the day I received this in the mail. I purchased a large quantity and split it with my Sister, bravo for authentic saffron tasting the way it should. (Posted on 5/31/13)
5Review by Robin Fraker
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Can't wait to use it! (Posted on 4/15/13)

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