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May: Saffron

2nd May 2024

The Flavour

Saffron is one of the most precious spices in the world, both in terms of its cost and its distinct flavour. It is derived from the stigma of the Crocus sativus flower, commonly known as the saffron crocus. Each flower only produces three stigmas, which are handpicked and then dried to create saffron threads.

The flavour of saffron is often described as floral, honey-like, and slightly bitter with a hint of earthiness.

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Saffron is known for its ability to elevate dishes, adding complexity and depth of flavour. Its vibrant orange-yellow colour also adds a luxurious visual appeal. It’s a key ingredient in various cuisines around the world, including Spanish paella, Indian biryani, and Persian saffron rice, and it’s also used in desserts like saffron-infused ice cream and pastries.

Saffron flavour has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity. With the growing interest in global cuisines, it is a great choice for culinary exploration.


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Create Flavours are British producers of natural and clean label, savoury, sweet and beverage flavourings. Working from our allergen-controlled facility in Somerset, we design and manufacture premium food and drink flavourings and extracts.

To sample our Saffron or any of our savoury, sweet or beverage flavourings; contact us or call your account manager on 01275 349 300.

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