For thousands of years, saffron has held the title of world's most valuable spice. Saffron threads are renowned for their unique, pungent flavor and difficulty of production. Our Spanish saffron is the highest quality available, sold as whole threads rather than ground-up powder.
Each saffron thread measures 2.5-4 cm. The 1 ounce container is equivalent to over 56 of the .5 gram containers.
Saffron Thread vs. Saffron Powder
Saffron thread is better at retaining its flavor than saffron powder, which loses potency over time. Since inexpensive powder blends labeled "saffron" may be mixed with other spices, it is important to check that the saffron is pure when buying it in powdered form. In recipes that call for saffron, use twice the amount of saffron threads as you would powder. Threads should be toasted or pre-soaked in hot water to bring out their flavor and color before cooking with them.