Saffron, the stigma of the crocus flower, is prized for its color and flavor. From Spain, 225,000 hand-picked stigmas equal one pound, making it the most expensive spice in the world.
To heighten color and flavor, steep crushed strands in a little hot water. Add strands and water to recipe. It requires only a few stigmas to add a golden yellow color and distinctive flavor to rice, bread, cake, bouillabaisse, sauces, paella, soups, seafood and poultry.
This product has no significant nutritional value.