Kashmiri Saffron (Mongra A1 Grade) - 1gm
Coming from the dried Stigmas of the Saffron Crocus, It takes 75,000 blossoms or 225,000 hand-picked stigmas to make a single pound which explains why it is the world's most expensive spice, said to be "worth its weight in Gold".
Kashmiri Saffron is seen as the king among all the Saffron Spices. Many historians Believe that it was in this region that the cultivation of the purple color saffron began. It has a distinctive,tenacious aroma and a penetrating, bitter, but highly aromatic, taste.
A small amount will flavor a large dish and color it a brilliant gold Culinary Uses: Saffron appears in Moorish, Mediterranean and Asian Cuisines. Its most common function is to color rice yellow, as in festive Indian pulaos and risotto Milanese, where its delicate flavor make it the most famous of Italian rice dishes. It combines well with fish and seafood.