Spice Islands Spanish Threads Saffron
Threads of Saffron are the gold of spices. Precious and rare, Saffron comes from a lovely violet crocus. Only three stigmas, or threads, are hand picked from each flower. 7500 flowers are needed to produce one pound of Saffron. Intensely flavored, a pinch of Saffron pleasantly flavors an entire dish. Use in Italian risotto, paella, and Spanish and French seafood stews.