Krocus Kozanis, the ‘GOLD OF GREEK EARTH’ as it is best known, is one of the most expensive spices in the world because it needs around 150.000 flowers to make only 1Kg / 35.27oz of filaments.
Krocus Kozanis has been recognized and registered officially as PDO product ( Protected Designation Of Origin ) from E.U.
It contains many nutrients such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, B complex vitamins, carotenes, lycopene and many powerful antioxidants.
Expiry Date : 01/2024
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Combines perfectly with anise, cardamom, cinnamon, fennel seeds, paprika, nutmeg, ginger, rosebuds and rose water.
Aroma & Taste
The aroma of saffron is very characteristic.
Intensely flowery and long-lasting, it refers to honey and musk, while its taste is more earthy, more persistent and often varies, depending on the place of origin of the yolk.
Cooking & Pastry Uses
Red saffron gives to dishes a delicate aroma & a subtle spicy flavor.
It goes perfectly with rice, pasta, sauces, chicken, fish soups, lamb, potatoes, pulses, bread and cakes, even ice-cream.
Some recipes suggest adding saffron at the time of serving to rice, pasta, potatoes and soups.
To be used in doughs it must be soaked in water for at least 2 hours to release its color.
Also it goes well with various vegetables, roots & mushrooms.
Also it is perfectly pure and combined with coffee or tea forms an excellent beverage.
For a saffron drink you need 5-8 filaments for each cup.
1gr / 0.035oz is a quantity enough to use for 6-10 doses depending on the food recipes.
A Small Tip
It must be added in very small quantities to each recipe, otherwise the food becomes bitter.
keep it in a cool & dry place.