Afghan Saffron imparts the soft, distinctly floral tones that make any dish warm and satisfying. It is light and slightly sweet, with a hint of bitter aftertaste, but still has the creamy texture of Iranian saffron. Adding a few threads to a simmering pot can fill the room with an ambrosial fragrance like some kind of culinary incense.
We’re proud to offer this saffron, painstakingly picked by hand in Afghanistan’s Herat Province. Herat is renowned in the region for its low-lying, arid valleys, ideal for growing long, deep red saffron threads.
Afghan Saffron is ideal for lighter dishes, like chicken, fish, or rice. It can also be infused with tea and cardamom for a traditional afternoon treat. It can be easily infused in warm liquid for a few minutes: just put a few saffron threads in a small glass and pour hot water on top.