Each flower has only three pistils, and must be picked by hand. Over 4,000 flowers are required to yield 1 ounce of saffron.100% pure saffron, no additives or preservatives.
This graded categories has better coloring power, and used mostly in flavoring food and wine.
It is an effective stimulant and digestive, increasing the flow of saliva and digestive juices.
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After running out of the wonderful saffron that I purchased a few years ago in Spain and comparing prices in the US I was very disappointed. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the US. A friend of mine told me about Kalustyan. Their prices are lower than any company I know of. With just a few strands of their wonderful saffron I cooked the most delicious paella. It also works perfectly for a plain rice dish - white or brown- hot or cold in a summer salad with tomatoes and Greek olives!