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How to use saffron in most recipes

Our saffron threads are the super-negin type which means it’s the long-stemmed stigmas of the crocus sativus. When you order our saffron you will receive a tin box with saffron threads. While there are many ways to use saffron in most recipes, we will share our trick to get the most flavor and color out of your saffron threads.  


The easiest way to add saffron to your recipes is to grind the saffron. You will need a mortar and pestle (alternative if the back of a spoon), some kosher salt or sugar.


1- Take a pinch of saffron, which is about 15 threads, and add it to the mortar.
2- Before grinding the saffron threads with the mortar and pestle, you may add a pinch of kosher salt or sugar which will act as an abrasive to grind the saffron into a fine powder.
3- After grinding the saffron with sugar or salt, you may add a few spoons of liquid to let the saffron steep and release more flavor and coloring. 


    The best way to start your recipe is to grind the saffron first and let it steep for 30 minutes to about 1 hour in the liquid. This will help enhance the flavor and color of saffron in your recipe.
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