We are the specialists in finest quality Kashmiri saffron. We deliver worldwide and our saffron is organically grown in Kashmir using absolutely no chemical fertilizers or additives.
Saffron is a plant. The dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. It can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice. Saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand. Due to the amount of labor involved in harvesting, saffron is considered one of the world's most expensive spices. The stigmas are also used to make medicine.
Do not be fooled into thinking that saffron's quality is tied to saffron's price. In other words, saffron's price is tied to how much saffron is harvested in a particular country and how many middlemen handle it before it reaches you. We buy directly from the growers!
Plantation Season: Bulbs (corm) are planted from August-September.
Harvesting: - From 15th October to 15th November
Available: Year around
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Important note for you as saffron buyers
- Saffron threads (Stigmas) are all red (no other color).
- Saffron threads must be dry and brittle to the touch.
- Saffron aroma is strong and fresh, never musty
Keep these three criteria in mind every time you buy saffron.
Keep your saffron away from light, at a cool temperature, and in an airtight container with as little air as possible; this is all to cut down on possible oxidation. This rule should be followed for all spices and dried herbs.
Read more about saffron in our "Important Information" section.