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Serving size: 1 tbsp; Calories: 6; Fat: .1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 3mg; Carbs: 1.4g; Fiber:0g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 0.2g; Potassium: 1%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 2%DV; Calcium: 0%DV; Iron: 1%DV
Did You Know?
- Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world!
- To remove its bitter aftertaste, press the threads between two aluminium sheets before use.
- Pure saffron is made up of tiny, bright-red threads. The redder the saffron, the higher the quality.
Ways to Eat:
- In rissotto
- In stews or soups
- In teas
- The plant originally came from Asian countries where it is still mainly produced: Iran alone accounts for 90% of the total quantity harvested worldwide.
- Saffron consists of the three dried stigmas of the saffron crocus. It takes about 80,000 roses to produce 1 lb of saffron and the threads must be hand picked.