Herati Saffron
Herati Saffron - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices
Herati Saffron
Herati Saffron - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices

Herati Saffron

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Saffron is a key element in cuisines from the Mediterranean to South Asia and is used in both sweet and savory preparations. It adds a distinctive floral flavor and golden color to fragrant rice dishes like paella, risotto and biryani, to frozen desserts like ice cream and kulfi, and to traditional teas. It is often paired with cardamom, pistachio and rosewater.

Our saffron threads are pulled carefully from the flower, which leaves a characteristic flame-colored tail. That slight gradation in color is your assurance that our saffron is 100% pure and never dyed or otherwise adulterated. Our saffron threads are also uncommonly delicate, with a warm, honeyed fragrance reminiscent of dried roses and fresh hay.

Saffron is also said to have beneficial health properties, including increasing serotonin levels, reducing stress and anxiety and reducing hunger pangs.

  • Origin: Herat, Afghanistan
  • Process: Sun-dried
  • Ingredients: 100% whole saffron threads (Crocus sativa)
  • Tasting notes: Honey • Dried Roses • Fresh Hay

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Our saffron is cultivated in the deserts of the Herat province in western Afghanistan, on the border with Iran, where saffron has grown for thousands of years. During the annual harvest in November and December, farmers begin work at dawn, plucking the beautiful white and purple crocus flowers before the desert sun can wilt them and ruin the invaluable stigmas. Each flower produces only three stigmas, which are painstakingly extracted by hand and dried.

Saffron is immensely valuable, and like any valuable product, dishonest traders may attempt to deceive consumers about the quality of their product. Safflower, a different flower entirely, is sometimes sold as saffron; safflower petals have straight, orange threads, while true saffron threads are deep red, curled and tangled. Lower-grade saffron threads may also be cut and colored with red dye to make them appear higher quality.

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ML
08/07/2021
Mary l.
United States United States
Saffron

Very rapid response, well packed. This saffron is powerful, a little goes a long way.. it is a wonderful addition to rice in dishes where saffron flavor s dominant. We will be using Burlap and Barrel as our main source in the future.

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08/05/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
great product

bought too many to reply to all, but these spices are incredible! thank you

LM
07/12/2021
Lea M.
United States United States
Wonderful

Beautiful for Persian rice!

A
07/02/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Herati Saffron

strong and nuanced flavor

CB
06/03/2021
Carole B.
United States United States
Loving Saffron

Steeped small amount in hot water to add to basmati rice after cooking (Ottolinghi recipe) and topped with pistachios. Another way was with small amount of olive oil in a small pan to bloom the spices, strained the threads and use the infused oil and added to sautéed veggies with buratta and fresh corn raviolis.

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