Saffron D.O., 10 gram jar
Contains 10 grams pure saffron threads in a clear glass jar, or about 10 tablespoons. This select saffron is Denominacion de Origen (D.O.) La Mancha, which ensures it is of the highest quality and has been rigorously inspected. Each jar receives its own individual identification number. You only need a pinch of saffron threads (a heaping 1/4 teaspoon) for a paella that serves four.
An essential in paella, saffron infuses the rice with a lovely aroma and flavor along with its soft amber glow. Spanish saffron is cultivated primarily in La Mancha. The harvest takes place in October, and it involves hand picking the crocus flowers, retrieving the tiny stamens, and carefully drying and toasting the threads. It's back-breaking, tedious work, which explains why this spice is so pricey. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous dealers are passing off non-saffron products as the real deal. Rest assured, our saffron is 100% pure. Though prices have gone through the roof lately due to low harvest, we're keeping our price to you as low as possible without sacrificing quality.
Saffron in threads stays potent for several years when stored in a cool, dark, dry place (keep away from the stove).