Contains 1 gram of pure saffron threads in a glass jar sealed with a cork. One gram of saffron threads equals roughly one loosely packed tablespoon. 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).