What is Saffron?
Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads,
are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and coloring agent in food. Saffron has long been the world’s costliest spice by weight
Where To Get Saffron Seeds In South Africa?
Seeds for Africa
Address: 13 Columbus Cres, Cape Farms, Cape Town, 7441
Areas served: South Africa
Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 4 PM ⋅ Opens 8 AM Wed
Phone: 021 201 1118
Sakata Seed Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Address: Teesdale Estate Rhenosterspruit, Lanseria, 1748
Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 4:30 PM ⋅ Opens 7:30 AM Wed
Phone: 011 548 2800
Address: 74 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:30 PM
Phone: 021 448 2130
What does saffron taste like?
Saffron has a sweet, floral taste to it. It’s earthy and has a complex nuanced flavor.
On the other hand, saffron that tastes bitter, metallic, or plastic-like is often cheap imitator of this unique spice and should be avoided.
How much does saffron cost?
Cost R2216.51 – 28.35gr = (ounce) = R78.09 per gram.