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0.02 oz / $449.50 per oz
Every kitchen needs a bottle of red flaming tails that make its presence known in any dish. With notes of honey and dried roses, these saffron threads are truly a special addition to your spice cabinet.
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Saffron is a star in cuisines originating from the Mediterranean to South Asia—a true world star. Cultivated and sun-dried in the deserts of Herat, Afghanistan, these whole saffron threads carry as much history and value as they do flavor. 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 the stigmas. Each flower produces only three delicate stigmas, which are painstakingly extracted by hand and dried.
- Direct/Fair Trade
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Plastic Minimal
- Recyclable Packaging
- TerraCycle Packaging
- Community & Economic Development
The glass jar and metal lid are curbside recyclable, and the plastic sifter is recyclable through TerraCycle by following our special instructions.
These are general guidelines for broadly-recyclable materials. Check with your local recycler to confirm what they take.
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No need to guess what's in your food or how it was made. Our experts vet every product for ingredient integrity, responsible sourcing, and great taste using our own criteria called the Hive Five.
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How it does good
Making a positive social impact and a low environmental impact
Burlap & Barrel sources their spices directly from farmer cooperatives and small farms. They visit each of these farms, spending time with the employees to learn about the economic, social, and environmental implications of their methods. Every decision they make is fueled by their goal to end inequality and exploitation in the food industry. They do this by connecting small farms to high-value markets, educating consumers about the impact of product traceability, and sourcing unique foods that are grown using biodynamic and organic techniques.
Burlap & Barrel uses fair trade practices when working with small, international farms.Learn More
low carbon footprint
Ingredients are sourced directly, shortening the supply chain and reducing the distance the product has to travel. Their spices are also dried in the sun.Learn More
The glass jars and lids are recyclable.Learn More
supporting key causes
Burlap & Barrel works to bring positive social impact both in the areas where they source and at home for their local organizations. As a Public Benefits Corporation, they publish annual Imact Reports that share updates on their social mission.Learn More
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Burlap & Barrel
This direct trade spice company is a public benefit corporation that works directly with smallholder farmers producing spices biodynamically and organically using traditional techniques. The incredible quality of their spices has been lauded in the New York Times, Food & Wine, and CBS News, among others.Shop Brand
How to use
Steep a few threads in warm water when making crunchy baked rice, or add to homemade ice cream. Pairs well with Cloud Forest Cardamom, Wild Mountain Cumin, and Silk Chili Flakes.