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Saffron Powder

Saffron Powder is the ground, dried stigmas of saffron crocus flowers. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world because each crocus produces only three stigmas, which are laboriously hand harvested during only three weeks of the year.

  • Deep red-orange powder adds a brilliant yellow-orange color to food

  • Adds a unique, bitter almond-like flavor and aroma

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    Price: $140.79
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    Suggested uses

  • Delicate flavor compliments light meats, fish and poultry

  • Frequently used to season pilaf, Italian risotto and Mexican rice

  • Gives bouillabaisse its characteristic heady aroma and golden color

  • Often added to baked goods like saffron buns, a traditional part of Swedish Christmas meals

  • Saffron loses its flavor after long periods of cooking, so it is best added to a dish near the end of preparation

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place.

    Ingredients

    Saffron.

    Classic recipe

    Classic Risotto alla Milanese

    This classic Northern Italian dish, which is traditionally served alongside veal osso buco, is among the best-known uses for both saffron and short-grain, high-starch white rice varieties like Arborio, Carnaroli and Vialone Nano.