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What Is Spanish Saffron?
One of the most prized spices in the world, Spanish Saffron is a rare yet wonderful ingredient used in a variety of cooking applications. The saffron spice is from the crocus flower, which is known for its bright purple leaves.
Each thread you see in our jars is hand picked and cared for. There is no other way to harvest this spice than by picking thread by thread, flower by flower. We import ours from Spain to offer the highest quality Saffron on our marketplace.
How Saffron Can Be Used?
One of the most popular applications of Saffron is in traditional Spanish Paella. The Saffron provides the paella an earthy yet floral flavor overall.
It also gives the rice its signature golden color, making the dish standout. Paella without saffron is simply not the same and some even refuse to eat it without the signature spice being added.
Want to try Paella for yourself? Check out Grilled Paella recipe for more inspiration.
Beyond paella, saffron is great in really any seafood dish. It finds itself in many desserts too, such as panna cottas or citrus flavored pastries. It has been made into teas, smoothies, tagines and many other delicious recipes. It’s unique and sought after flavor makes it widely usable across the culinary landscape.
The Flavor Behind Saffron
Saffron is actually so sought after due to everyone having a slightly nuanced experience on the palette. Some praise it for its bitterness, while others find the fruity forward notes the most pleasing. Due to its rarity in not only supply but flavor, this spiced has an earned a well deserved, cult-like following.
Spiceology offers Spanish Saffron because in the world of spices, it is known as one of the most treasured. Sourcing directly from Spain, our handpicked threads are the highest example of the flavor, color and aroma Saffron can offer. Get a jar today and experience the unique flavor only Spanish Saffron can provide.