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.
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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.