The worlds most expensive spice, saffron is the stigma from a small purple plant which only produces three stigmas, which are hand-picked and dried carefully. Chefs are wild for this flavorful and colorful spice, heady and supremely aromatic.
Use this fiery-yellow beauty for authentic Bouillabaisse, an exquisite Paella, or a sublime risotto. It will add potent flavors and intense color to dishes .
Ninety-five percent of the world’s saffron comes from Iran. It has traditionally been grown in Khorasan, an area (about the size of England) in the north-east of Iran with ideal soil and climate conditions for the crop.