Our saffron is very special because it is in fact handpicked twice. First of all the entire strand is plucked from the crocus flower, and then the highly prized red stigma-tip saffron strand is separated from the tasteless yellow/white-coloured style. It is common in other saffron products to have both the red stigma-tip and style attached. This increases the overall weight of the saffron when packaged but it is indeed the red stigma-tip strands that are considered to be the real saffron.
India is considered one of the world’s leading saffron producing nations. All of which is grown in the mountainous state of Jammu & Kashmir. Kashmir is only one of two saffron-producing regions in the world where the saffron is grown at more than 1500 metres above sea level.
The saffron grown in mountainous Kashmir is internationally renowned for being significantly more flavoursome, aromatic and juicer in colour impact. Furthermore, the strands of Kashmiri saffron are usually much more thicker in appearance than that of saffron grown at lower altitudes.
When storing saffron as with all spices, they shouldn’t be exposed to light and strong odours. For this reason, our saffron is packed by hand in sealed gold sachets, and then presented in a handmade keepsake gift box.
For best results, infuse only a pinch of saffron strands in a small cup of warm water or milk for about 10 minutes. Then add the fragrant liquid to your desired rice, savoury or sweet sauce dish at the penultimate stage of cooking.
Visit the Recipes section of our website for a generous serving of mouthwatering ideas using our award-winning Kashmiri saffron.