SAFFRON THREADS - Kosher/Gluten Free

Saffron Threads
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SAFFRON THREADS - Kosher/Gluten Free

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Description:

Saffron (Crocus Sativus) is the most expensive spice in the world, mainly due to harvesting. Saffron comes from a crocus flower. The female pistil has 3 components, the stigma, style and ovary. The pistil has one style that branches into three distinct stigmas. The three stigmas are the Saffron threads. Each crocus flower produces only 3 threads, and it takes over 200,000 stigmas to make 1 lb. of threads! The crocus flowers stand about 1 ft. high and must be harvested by hand. The threads of a crocus are deep red and bright orange in color and are about 1" long. The threads have a taste of bitter almonds. Saffron is used to flavor dishes and as a yellow dye. Most of the Saffron sold in the U.S. comes from Spain. Other areas that produce Saffron include Portugal, Italy, France, Turkey and India.

Ingredient Statement:

Saffron Threads.

Saffron's delicate flavor compliments light meats, fish and poultry. Frequently used to season Pilaf, Italian Risotto and Mexican rice. It's often added to breads like Saffron buns, a traditional part of Swedish Christmas meals. Saffron is directly added to the dish at the beginning of the cooking process.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Saffron has a distinctive aroma and a penetrating bitter but highly aromatic taste. The threads need no preparation. For best results with flavor and color, grind the threads prior to use. When adding threads to dishes with very little liquid, soak saffron first in luke warm water and add to the end of cooking.

Product Description

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, mainly due to its harvesting process. Saffron comes from a crocus flower. The female pistil has 3 components, the stigma, style and ovary. The pistil has one style that branches into three distinct stigmas. These three stigmas are the Saffron threads. Each crocus flower produces only 3 threads, and it takes over 200,000 stigmas to make 1 lb. of threads. The crocus flowers stand about 1 ft. high and must be harvested by hand. The threads have a taste of bitter almonds. Saffron is used to flavor dishes and as a yellow dye.

Physical

Color: Yellow-orange.

Flavor: Bitter almonds.

Size: Approximately ½ - 1 inch in length.

Chemical

Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Saffron Threads.

Allergen Statement

None.

Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Tin box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size .5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0 Calories from Fat 0
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g  
Protein0 g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.