Learn how to spot high quality saffron

How To Recognise High Quality Saffron

Recognising high quality saffron can be essential when making your purchase as there is a lot of fake, adulterated and old saffron floating around the global market… so beware.

If you don’t know what to look out for when you shop for saffron you could end up buying saffron with fillers added to increase the weight, so you get far less in a container. Even worse, fake saffron dyed red can be an issue (and these could be made from anything, including stigmas from other plants). It’s also possible that “other”, potentially harmful fillers could make their way in to this type of saffron… the criminal gangs that peddle this type of scam don’t really care too much about good quality, or your health for that matter!

Saffron is known for its distinct flavor, aroma, and color as well as the range of health benefits that it can provide.

There are several key factors to consider when determining the quality of saffron, we have summarised them in this short, but useful infographic below to help you.

Recognising high quality saffron

How to spot high quality saffron

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Remember that saffron is a premium spice, and quality comes at a price. It’s worth investing in high-quality saffron to fully enjoy its flavour, aroma and to support a healthy lifestyle.

Sara Saffron are wholesale saffron specialists based in the UK. We work directly with the farmers so we can provide you with the best quality saffron at incredibly competitive prices.

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Where can you buy saffron?

Sara Saffron offer a full range of premium quality, authentic saffron for incredible freshness, deep colour, pungent aroma and superb flavour. In our expert opinion this is the finest saffron you can buy.

Our award winning saffron comes direct from the best farms in the Middle East and includes Pushal, Negin, Super Negin and Organic saffron.