Persian Saffron, Negin Cut Afghanistan
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Negin Cut Gourmet Saffron Threads From Western Persia
Here at SLOFOODGROUP, we know how difficult the decision of buying saffron can be. After all, Saffron is the world's most expensive and sought-after spice. Taste, color, and authenticity need to be taken into serious consideration before making a purchase decision.
There are various varieties of this exotic spice—all containing different qualities and flavor profiles. This particular variety of Gourmet Persian Saffron is high-quality Negin Cut, Grade 1 Saffron. This saffron is grown, harvested and dried in western Afghanistan which in ancient times was part of the Persian empire. While history has change much since then The saffron spice referred to as Negin cut saffron filaments is highly prized by gourmet chefs for its thickness and dark fully red threads, whereas other varieties might contain yellow or orange coloring.
The crocin in this particular saffron rates at the top of the ISO color scale. Negin Cut Saffron threads are bright crimson with a yellow style of less than one percent. Given the many varieties of saffron (Greek, Spanish, Austrian), Persian Saffron continues to be the most valued for its coloring (Corcin) and flavor (Safranal) properties across the globe.
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Gourmet Saffron Threads are used in several famous dishes:
Spanish Paella, French bouillabaisse (seafood dish), and Italian risotto speak volumes saffron's culinary value. Saffron is even used in gelato and Saffron rock candy found throughout the Middle East and Europe and is steeped in milk to produce and served as a ritualistic beverage to newlyweds at Indian wedding ceremonies (learn how to make Saffron Milk here). Shop for saffron with confidence when you buy saffron from SloFoodGroup. We take quality seriously and we take our saffron seriously too.
We believe it is the best quality Saffron on the market. You have our unconditional quality and money back guarantee when you buy saffron from us, know that you are getting the absolute best and freshest Saffron you can find.
Facts about our Negin Cut Saffron Threads from Persia
- This particular Persian Saffron scores an ISO Grade 1 rating - 259.3 coloring strength for Negin Grade 1 Saffron
- premium, Negin Cut Saffron with bright, crimson filaments with less than 1% yellow filaments.
- All SloFoodGroup products have a freshness guarantee.
- SloFoodGroup gourmet saffron is available by the gram, ounce, pound, or kilo.
- Our gourmet saffron threads from Persia come from organic, non-GMO crocus flowers and are gluten-free.
- All of our saffron, including these negin cut saffron threads, have been certified Kosher by a Rabbi at EarthKosher.
- For wholesale or bulk orders of saffron please send us an email to inquire on a price quote.
Tip for Getting the Most From Your Saffron Threads:
To infuse a natural, rich, golden color into dishes, slightly grind your saffron threads with mortar and pestle and steep them in liquid prior to adding it to the dish. Let the saffron steep for a minimum of 10 minutes (but we believe overnight is best). This will pull the crocin from the threads and ensure the maximum color and depth of flavor are added to your dish. Buy gourmet saffron today to enhance your dishes with color and unparalleled flavor. Experience why the world's most expensive spice is prized in popular recipes around the world.
Want to add a bit more of that unmatched saffron fragrance to your dish but still get the high-quality of Persian Saffron? Check out our Sargol Cut Saffron.
This is good-looking and aromatic saffron. Well packaged and arrived quickly. I will buy more when this is gone.
Solid quality product (my Persian friends concur). Professional packaging, fast delivery. Great value!
Unusual aroma. Never used it before and decided to make an infused oil with it. Still in the process, but I'm sure I will enjoy it. Will order again! Thank you
Product quality great. Good shipping
Also haven't used yet, but am sure I will not be disappointed. BTW, I wish your Company would carry other types of mushrooms(besides morels) ex. porcini, etc