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Persian Saffron, Negin Cut Afghanistan

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Negin Cut Gourmet Saffron Threads From Western Persia

Buying saffron online can be difficult. We know we have been selling this and other spices online since 2014. It also is the world's most expensive and sought-after spice. Taste, color, and authenticity need to be taken into serious consideration before making a buying decision with this or any other product.

About the saffron crocuses and what to expect from Slofoodgroup

There are various grades and classifications of this exotic spice—all containing different qualities and flavor profiles. This particular variety of gourmet Afghanistan saffron is a high-quality Negin Cut. It is grown, harvested and dried in western Afghanistan's Herat province from the flowering plant known as crocus sativus that blooms in the fall. In ancient times, Afghanistan was part of the Persian empire, this is why it is also called Persian red gold.

While history has change much the spice trade of the Middle East has not. This spice is still highly prized by gourmet chefs for cooking and baking. The thickness and dark red stigmas also called threads, give considerable visual appeal and can be used for savory or sweet recipes, textiles and medicinal uses. Other classifications of this spice contain yellow or orange parts of the filament that is found towards the lower thread.

Premium quality that is validated through laboratory testing for sensory factors

The crocin rates at the top of the ISO color scale and is validated by third-party lab testing. Negin cut threads are bright crimson red and contain less than one percent yellow style. Given the many varieties of red gold (Greek, Spanish, Austrian), Afghan saffron continues to be one the most valued choices for its coloring (Corcin) and flavor (Safranal) properties across the globe.

90 percent of the worlds supply comes from the Middle East. Mostly Iranian saffron but high quality saffron flowers are consistently being grown and harvested in and around the areas of Herat Afghanistan

A multitude of scientific studies have been conducted to determine the effectiveness of saffron and the ancient spices holistic use in healthcare. Learn how folks are using Saffron for health here. 

Gourmet Red Threads are used in several famous dishes:
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Getting the Most From Your Saffron Threads:

Spanish Paella, French bouillabaisse (seafood dish), and Italian risotto speak volumes saffron's culinary value. The spice is used in gelato and rock candy found throughout the Middle East and Europe. It 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).

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  • ISO Grade 1 rating - 259.3 coloring strength for Negin Grade 1
  • premium, Negin Cut Saffron with bright, crimson filaments with less than 1% yellow filaments.
  • All SloFoodGroup products have a freshness guarantee.
  • available by the gram, ounce, pound, or kilo.
  • Our gourmet saffron threads from Parts of Afghanistan formerly known as Persia come from farms that utilize natural and organic farming techniques. Saffron is a naturally gluten-free product and is not historically a GMO product as its cultivation dates back 3500 years
  • certified Kosher by a Rabbi at EarthKosher. 
  • for wholesale or bulk orders,  please send us an email to inquire on a price quote.

To infuse a natural, rich, golden color hue into dishes, slightly grind your threads with mortar and pestle and steep them in liquid prior to adding it to the dish. Let 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.

Did you know saffron is also called Zafran in Arabic and Hebrew?  Learn more about this ancient spice and facts about its history in this article, The Spice of life, everything you need to know about saffron

Frequently Asked Questions

Negin cut threads are longer and thicker than common saffron, and is often referred to as “pure saffron.” They are bright crimson red and contain less than one percent yellow style. Negin cut saffron is one of the most globally prized saffron types due to its coloring (Corcin) and flavor (Safronal).
Currently at Slofoodgroup, 1 gram of negin cut saffron costs $7.99 or $98 for 1 oz.
One gram of saffron is more than sufficient for several uses. As saffron can be quite overpowering for some people who are unfamiliar with the product, starting with just a little is always recommended.
Not only does saffron add delicious flavors to your dishes, but it provides several health benefits. Studies link Saffron to increased happiness and overall mood, and is often used as an antidepressant. It’s packed with antioxidants that help neutralize harmful free radicals which protect against cancer and other progressive damage. Because it can suppress appetite, saffron is often used to aid weight loss and maintain diets.
Saffron originates from the crocus sativus flower. It is grown across the globe in places such as Afghanistan, India, Iran, Italy and France.
Saffron can be used in various recipes and dishes. It is often used in rice dishes, such as risottos, pilafs, and paellas. Saffron can also be incorporated in desserts such as cookies, custards, and anywhere vanilla would typically be used.
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Dennis W.
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Persian Saffron, Negin Cut

This saffron was the best. I used a pinch in with some Jasmine rice. The whole family loved it.

David D.
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Excellent. The shipment arrived on time and as advertised.

RoxAnn B.
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Love this saffron. Use it mostly for a sleep aid by putting 3 or 4 threads in my mouth and letting them melt....and they sure taste good! Yup, I even use it for cooking :>) It's also beautifully priced and packaged. Yum!

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Great saffron! Love it.

Laura SVG verified by SHOP
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I'm pretty happy with the value and quality!