Saffron is considered the most prestigious spice in India. Even though it is used commonly in Indian cooking, it can also be imported from Spain. Saffron is the stigma of Crocus sativus, which is a flowering plant in the crocus family. This spice is the most expensive spice available because more than 225,000 stigmas must be hand picked to produce just one pound. Sun Brand saffron is saffron in its pure form, a mass of compressed, threadlike, dark orange strands. Taste: Saffron has a pungent, spicy, bitter flavor with a sharp and penetrating essence. Product of India.
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