Chef's Choice 100% Pure Premium Quality Saffron Threads 1g
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Chef's Choice 100% Pure Saffron Threads 1g
Reddish-orange in colour, saffron threads impart the most beautiful golden hue and sweet-savory flavour to many a dish.
Saffron is produced from the saffron crocus flower (Crocus sativus).
It is actually the dried stigmas (which are the insides of a flower that catch pollen) of the flower.
The stigmas can only be picked by hand as machines are not delicate enough.
Its value has been kept permanently high by labour-intensive harvesting methods that require around 500 stigmas from 160 flowers to produce 1 gram of saffron threads.
Saffron is valuable for its deep auburn colour and sweet flavour, as well as medicinal properties.
Saffron contains several plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.
Just a pinch of fresh saffron is enough to enhance the flavour and colour of the entire recipe.
Make a saffron infusion by adding a small amount of pre-heated liquid to the container or mortar, then allow at least 20 minutes for the colour and flavour to infuse out.
Ingredients: saffron threads.
Packed in Australia from imported ingredients.
Net weight: 1g
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