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Saffron (Krokos Kozanis PDO)

Pound for pound, saffron is still the most valuable spice in the world, coming from the delicate thread-thin red stigmas of the crocus flower. This variety can only be painstakingly hand harvested by a protected farming co-operative in Kozani, western Macedonia, where beautiful purple crocuses carpet the fields every autumn. It is considered one of the best varieties in the world. Called ‘krokos’ in Greek, saffron was one of the most popular spices in the ancient world, valued for its colour, flavour and medicinal properties. It is widely used in both sweet and savoury dishes, adding subtle flavour, perfume and colour. It can also infused as a tea that is high in antioxidants.
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As low as £6.50
Net content: 1g-28g

Packaging: Glass jar

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Ingredients: Red Saffron

A lovely addition to rice pudding or crème brûlée.

Krokos Kozanis, Kozani, Macedonia

Krokos Kozanis is a co-operative in the saffron PDO region of Kozani in northern Greece. The crocus flowers are hand harvested and collected in baskets so they can be dried and sorted. The stigmas are delicately dried so they preserve their characteristic properties of colour and aroma. After drying the separation of the red stigmas, from the yellow stamens, the pollen and any impurities begins. This process, which is all done by hand, can last from 20-60 days.

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