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Saffron

Last Modified: 03/17/11
First Published: 12/12/07
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saffron
Ingredient Information

Saffron
Price: $5.00
Calories: 3.00
Mass:
Volume: 1.00

Saffron is the world's most expensive spice by weight,saffron threads

having a strong perfumed aroma with a pungent, bitter metallic-honey taste which is used for cooking as a seasoning and coloring agent.

With the intense flavor and dying properties use sparingly in cooked and baked dishes.

The stigma, threads, strands or strings = 2 teaspoons whole, 1 teaspoon crumbled, 1/2 teaspoon powdered = 1 gram.

Saffron is used for coloring in rices, risotto, fish, paella, saffron buns, yeast cakes and flour.

 




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