Saffron is the most precious spice. The fine, delicate, thread-like flower stigma are hand-picked from the purple flowers of the sativus Crocus, a variety of the iris. The three flower stigma from two hundred thousand sativus Crocus flowers are required to produce just a kilogram of saffron! Saffron has a slightly bitter-hot base note and has the incredible ability to lift the taste of all other ingredients to a whole new, delicate level of taste, even in small amounts. The colouring properties of this extraordinary natural product are well known. Saffron imparts a distinct taste and extremely vibrant colour to all substrates.