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Fairtrade Saffron 0.5g

Description Price Quantity
Fairtrade Saffron 0.5 g Mini Jar £4.50

Flavours:Pungent

Cuisine:British
, European
, Indian
, Middle Eastern
, African


Contents:Fairtrade
, Vegan
, Sugar free
, Salt free


Fairtrade Saffron 0.5g

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We're delighted to be able to offer another UK first - Fairtrade Saffron. Steenbergs Fairtrade saffron comes from Torbat in Iran.  Around 85% of global saffron comes from Iran, where it is still produced on small family farms, from where Steenbergs import this high quality hand-picked saffron under the Fairtrade banner.


‘We may still be a relatively small company’, says Axel Steenberg, ‘but we continue to innovate and constantly strive to provide the best quality ingredients with the highest ethical provenance at the right price, and our customers appreciate it.’


Literally worth its weight in gold, saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, taking anything between 60,000 and 300,000 purple crocus flowers to make just one kilogram of dried saffron.  The process is heavily labour intensive, with whole villages involved in harvesting the flowers from the fields, extracting the stigmas and then curing them to product the final dark red strands.  Quality of saffron can vary enormously with many lower grades still containing a proportion of thicker yellow threads. 


Steenbergs Fairtrade Saffron was launched on World Fairtrade Day 2013 - Friday 11 May 2013.

Nutritional Info:

Values per 100g:
Energy 310kCal; 1298kJ
Protein 11.4g
Carbohydrates 65.4g
Fat 5.9g

Values per 0.1g:
Energy 0kCal; 1kJ
Protein 0.0g
Carbohydrates 0.1g
Fat 0.0g

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