Saffron Threads ‘La Mancha’

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Saffron threads have a delicate yet intense warm musky flavour. excellent with fish and rice, bouillabaisse, paella, risottos, tomato-based sauces, asparagus and spinach

Saffron threads are the stamen of the Crocus Sativa plant hand harvested on the fertile La Mancha plateau in Spain – it takes approximately quarter of a million flowers to produce one kilo hence it is the world’s most expensive spice

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Ideally used in: Sweet

Excellent with: Fish Rice Seafood Vegetables

Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free Salt-Free Vegetarian

5 reviews for Saffron Threads ‘La Mancha’

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue Heyes (verified owner)

    This Saffron is top quality and a must for Mediterranean and Asian cooking. It may seen expensive but most recipes only require a pinch so I would highly recommend it to give a rich colour to your recipes.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ann Brants (verified owner)

    This is the best saffron I’ve ever used. I’ve tried other brands and supermarkets’ own labels but none compare with this. Although it’s a bit more expensive I find you don’t need as much. Great product!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    F Regan (verified owner)

    An essential ingredient in Nigel Slater’s Chicken with Chilli, Lemon and Mint (Real Food). I had been making this recipe for years until I was diagnosed Coeliac and changed all my spices to Seasoned Pioneers as recommended by the society. I can really notice the difference in the enhanced “taste” in my recipes since the switch.

    In Nigel’s recipe, I usually cheat and cook all the ingredients first without the chicken (using also Seasoned Pioneers crushed red chillies instead of fresh). Then I add some leftover Sunday roast chicken to the hot pan of ingredients for a few seconds and is a delicious and very speedy Monday night dinner with rice or in a crusty bread roll with mayo.

    I also LOVE the saffron in poached pears with cardamon pods (Seasoned Pioneers). The saffron adds a wonderful taste and colour.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    William Flynn (verified owner)

    Excellent saffron. Slightly dearer but more flavourful than alternatives so you tend to use a bit less. Will keep coming back for this.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heather Lewis (verified owner)

    Top quality saffron – wonderful flavour.

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