Sargol Saffron

Sargol Saffron

Honey, Wild Flowers, Earthy Tea


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This spice is as beautiful as it is transformative. Sourced from the highest quality saffron you can find, a simple pinch of the eye catching red strands will transform your dish with their indescribable aroma and color.

Ingredients: Whole saffron threads

Glass Jar Net Weight: .5g

No Additives, GMOs, Or Fillers,  No Salt

Release Flavor:

  • Saffron’s flavor compounds are water solulable and benefit from steeping in warm water, lemon juice or alcohol to extract most of the flavor.
  • You can crush it before steeping to speed up the process and steep anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight.
  • Acidic and warm liquids will also speed up flavor extraction.
  • Let’s get cooking!

Harvest Location: Herat, Afghanistan

Ironically, the dainty lilac-hued crocus flower that produces our rarest spice—only three delicate saffron threads per bloom—is remarkably hardy, thriving in the extreme sun-baked climate of Afghanistan’s Herat Province. During the fleeting harvest season—late October to early November—rural village women, donning gloves and masks to avoid contamination, start plucking the flowers at 4:30 a.m., avoiding the heat of the day. Removing the bright-red stigmas—yellow strands are considered inferior—happens later. About 150 flowers are required to produce just one gram of this so-called “red gold.”



“Saffron is a powerful spice high in antioxidants. It has been linked to health benefits, such as improved mood, libido, and sexual function, as well as reduced PMS symptoms and enhanced weight loss.” (

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and is more expensive than gold! The high cost is due to the labor intensive hand harvesting process. Each flower contains 3 strands of threadlike stigmas in the center which is the saffron we know.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of fake saffron out there that is died red to imitate high quality saffron. Saffron should be incredible fragrant and not have a strong bitter metallic taste. Additionally when you put saffron in water it should float. Often times fake saffron will sink due to the dyes or chemicals used.