Saffron, Iranian (Sargol)
Sargol literally translates as “top of the flower”. Our Iranian Sargol saffron is made up of the red stigmas which have been professionally cut and separated from the flower prior to drying, resulting in the highest quality saffron threads available.
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Originally from the Persian Empire, saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the Crocus sativus plant. Each flower bears three stigmas. These stigmas are dried and used as a spice in cooking and baking. A carotenoid dye allows saffron to impart a golden yellow color to a food dish. In Iran, farmers don't use chemical materials for cultivation. Therefore, our Sargol saffron has no synthetic pesticides, preservatives, food additives or colorings.
|Recommended Applications||Use saffron to season rice dishes such as rice pilaf, Spanish paella, Italian risotto, and Mexican yellow rice. Saffron is especially good when used in cooking seafood dishes such as bouillabaisse.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use, simply add to taste. Alternatively, crush and soak saffron to release its flavor. Many recipes call for a "Pinch" of saffron, which is equivalent to about 20 saffron threads.|
|Taste & Aroma||Warm & Earthy|
|Cuisine||Indian, Iranian, Italian, Moroccan, Southeast Asia|
|Handling / Storage||Store saffron in a cool, dark place. Wrap in foil and place in an airtight container.|
|Shelf Life||Properly stored, saffron has a shelf-life of 3 - 4 years, after that and the potency starts to diminish.|
|Country of Origin||Iran|
|Dietary Preferences||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|