Plant-Based Single Origin Spice
The extraordinary, almost unearthly beauty of the Kashmir valley with its towering willows and orchards of almonds and apricots - crowning all this are the jagged snow-peaks of the high Himalaya. Here, is where I procure our Kashmir Saffron.
There is no substitute for quality saffron. This rare and most expensive spice is genuinely unique. It requires a labor-intensive harvest—all done by hand, and it takes thousands of these tiny strands to make just one ounce. Saffron is the dried stigma (little thread-like strands) of the Crocus Sativus, which is in the family of iris plants. It is an essential ingredient in a wide range of traditional dishes, perhaps one of my favorite ways to cook with saffron is with rice for, rice pudding, biryanis or a paella.
Comes in our signature airtight tin, which measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter and 2-3/4 inches in height.
Product weight: 1 gram
Product Care: Store in a cool, dry place.
Shelf life: 12 months
Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 tsp. (2g), Servings Per Container: 9, Amount per Serving: Calories 0, Fat Cal.0, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg(0%DV), Sodium 0mg, (1%DV, Total Carb.1g(0%DV) Fiber 0g(0%DV), Sugars 0G, Protein 0g, Vitamin A(0%DV), Vitamin C(2%DV), Calcium (4%DV), Iron (4%DV), Percent Daily Values DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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A tiny pinch goes a long way, and for most dishes, Saffron is infused in liquid before adding to dishes such as paella, risotto, Indian biryani or an Iranian polo.
A technique when using saffron; if added in the early stage of cooking it will impart more color, added at a later stage it contributes more aromatics.
Several cultures around the world often use saffron in dishes associated with festivals, such as St. Lucia’s day in Sweden to make decadent saffron buns and cakes. In India, Saffron kulfi is worth a try. Saffron goes well with asparagus, leeks, seafood, fish, eggs and winter squash. Avoid overuse as it can give a bitter medicinal taste to foods.
In some of my more remote travels where it lacks such things as hospitals, doctors, and pharmacies, women use saffron for menstrual cramps or PMS, while men use it to prevent early orgasm. A cup of saffron herbal tea mixture containing saffron, anise, caraway, cardamom, chamomile, fennel, and licorice may reduce asthma symptoms in people with allergic asthma.