Saffron comes from the stamen of a small mauve-petalled flower belonging to the Crocus species. Originally from Mesopotamia, it was then brought to Spain by the Moors who gave it the name asfar, meaning "yellow" in Arabic. The very delicate Crocus flower can only be picked and "peeled" by hand. Saffron is therefore one of the most valuable spices in the world. The saffron powder that we have chosen has an ‘Iranian origin’ guarantee. Its quality can be seen through the colour of its dark red pistils, as well as its subtle and delicate flavour.
Saffron gives dishes its unique slightly bitter mushroom flavour that’s both woody and fruity. It gives seafood dishes a delicious flavour.