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Saffron, Spanish (Superior)

A sultry Spanish dancer from Castile La-Mancha. She’s perfumed with flowers and her breath smells like honey.
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Spanish Saffron, 1 Gram
$9.50
Spanish Saffron, 2 Grams
$16.50
Spanish Saffron, 4 Grams
$31.99
Spanish Saffron, 14 Grams (0.5 Ounces)
$104.00
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The world’s most prized spice is also the world’s most expensive. This is due to the sheer 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. The Spanish variety of saffron is by and far the most prized. Called azafran by the Spanish this variety is mellow, sweet, and floral.

Additional Info

Additional Info

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

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Perfect for Biryani.Review by theo mondle
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This is the first time I used Saffron in my Biryani and was very effective in color and flavor. (Posted on 12/20/14)
Smart purchaseReview by Gary Zimmerman
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Quality product and great service! (Posted on 11/13/14)
Spanish SaffromReview by Charlene Graham
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It is beautiful and affordable. Thank you! (Posted on 10/28/14)
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)
saffronReview by Kathy Peterson
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Excellant saffron, exceptional packageing (Posted on 10/17/14)
OkReview by Lori Leopardi
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Have not used it yet but it looks good (Posted on 9/10/14)
Recent purchase. Would recommend.Review by Christine Mannetta
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Cute presentation. I am not that familiar with saffron, but this smelled lovely. Also thinking of adding to a gift basket. (Posted on 8/24/14)
SaffronReview by Michele Weisberg
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Have not used yet. (Posted on 8/20/14)
SaffronReview by Gia Zill
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Love love love! Super fast shipping (Posted on 8/13/14)
Spanish Saffron (Superior)Review by Debi Mendoza
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Maybe I need to use more in my recipe but I just didn't get the flavor I expected. (Posted on 6/13/14)
Beautiful Saffron Review by Jan Koppell
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I love the way this saffron is packaged ! It is perfect and deserves all that space it's so special ! (Posted on 5/21/14)
I like the saffron is packaged in a small bottleReview by Cecilia Wong
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I have not used it yet, but the quality looks fine. And I like the fact that the saffron is stored in a small container. (Posted on 4/24/14)
Satisfied Like Last TimeReview by Debbie Spivey
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Extremely satisfied. Order number two and will order again! (Posted on 4/21/14)
saffronReview by Joanna Wolfe
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nice quality (Posted on 4/11/14)
Great SaffronReview by Lee Evans
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Nice looking saffron (Posted on 2/15/14)
BarbaraReview by Barbara Porter
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Haven't used yet... (Posted on 1/10/14)
Spanish SaffronReview by paula trinkler
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Love the saffron, will be ordering more. (Posted on 1/10/14)
a little goes a long wayReview by Ryan Meyers
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4 g doesn't sound like much, but that's a lot of saffron! Haven't used it yet, so I can't comment on the quality, but everything else is good. (Posted on 11/25/13)
Spanish SaffronReview by Nikki Holwell
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Haven't opened yet. (Posted on 11/21/13)
good dealReview by katelin bankes
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in my area its hard to find this spice and if they do carry it, it is really expensive so i was happy that i came across this on your website. i also love the jar it came in and it was nice and fresh! (Posted on 11/21/13)
Excellent productReview by Taylor Abler
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Can't wait to use this in my gelato! (Posted on 11/13/13)
GoodReview by Tina Portillo
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A+ (Posted on 11/10/13)
saffronReview by ruth gingrasso
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beautiful and affordable what else could you ask for (Posted on 11/5/13)
Not used as yetReview by Lesa Lenix
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Planning to make a dish that requires this, and have not used it as yet.
(Posted on 9/25/13)
SaffronReview by Margaret Thele
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Beautifl orange strands - haven't used it yet but looking forward to adding that special touch. (Posted on 9/25/13)
Best value and high qualityReview by Jessica Young
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I use a lot of saffron because my wife is half Persian. I have purchased vanilla beans from this site before and was impressed by their quality so I ordered the saffron as well to test it out. Fantastic stuff and slightly cheaper than other retailers. (Posted on 9/25/13)
great purchaseReview by Robyn Davis
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also can't wait to use this product as well! (Posted on 7/31/13)
GoodReview by Ryan Collins
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I have never bought Saffron before but this stuff smells and looks great and I can't wait to use it for the first time. (Posted on 7/3/13)
Wife loves it!Review by Paul Albert
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Wife loves it! (Posted on 6/28/13)
excellentReview by Donna Pratt
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excellent (Posted on 6/18/13)
Good cookingReview by jennifer Eggert
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Great for cooking (Posted on 5/29/13)
Very Happy. Have not tried it yet.Review by Maryann Quintana
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Thank you. (Posted on 5/22/13)
ExcellentReview by Anne Lapeikis
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have not used yet. (Posted on 5/14/13)
Spanish SaffronReview by Bobbie Andring
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Can I say yummy!!?!?!!! Absolutely amazing. Above and beyond what you find in the grocery store...price and quality wise. I'm very happy. (Posted on 4/3/13)
Thanks!Review by Brian Miller
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Not the greatest saffron I've ever bought, but it was cheap and delivered perfectly, on time, and as promised. I will order from you again, for sure! (Posted on 2/28/13)
Great EverythingReview by Luis Torner
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Overall fantastic, came quickly and great pricing. (Posted on 2/5/13)
aromatic and brightReview by Michael Edidin
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I used some of this in a paella. It has real zip and contrasts wonderfully with most commercial preps. (Posted on 1/18/13)
ExcellentReview by George Laughlin
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Excellent. Quick ship. Good email updates. Quality product. (Posted on 1/3/13)
its so freshReview by Alisa McCluskey
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Great quality ,and great shipping service. (Posted on 12/21/12)
Saffron, what can I say?Review by Karen Zorn
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Lovely, lovely saffron. (Posted on 12/5/12)
Very HappyReview by Jill Mahoney
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I love this saffron. (Posted on 9/25/12)
3.5Review by Griselda Haas
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lots of threads (Posted on 8/17/12)
Loved it!Review by Emily Daniel
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Much better then anything I've every seen at D&D or anywhere else and the price was affordable. (Posted on 8/16/12)
goodReview by leanne greenlaw
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There was alot of powder in the bottom of the jar. I don't think it traveled well. (Posted on 7/24/12)
Looks and smells greatReview by leanne greenlaw
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Have not tried these yet but they look and smell wonderful. (Posted on 7/8/12)

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