Saffron is a plant of singular beauty derived from the family of Irise – Crocus sativus.
Its short life culminates in an all-too-brief regal flowering: a purple corolla providing a glorious backdrop to three long, bordeaux rouge stamens.
The heady smell of a saffron field in bloom, once experienced, is impossible to forget.
Fortunately, well-prepared saffron conveys much of that pleasure.
The saffron is gently hand picked from each stamen: it takes 150.000 flowers to produce just one kilogram!
Pure and Unadulterated Red Strands “Tête de Fleur” Saffron from Persia
(crocus sativus) ~ 2g