Saffron as unknown wild seasoning has a complex scent and flavour that can be difficult to describe… The dried stigmas have a deep woody and sweet smell on their own.
Why saffron is Expensive but worth it…
- Each crocus flower only has 3 stigmas
- Each stigma has to be removed by hand
- only adding a pinch of saffron to whatever your cooking make your dish special
Saffron is especially good for marinating chicken and meat before BBQ and also saffron is used in cooking seafood dishes such as bouillabaisse and paella. It is also used in risotto and other rice dishes.
Other benefits of saffron:
Saffron is used for asthma, cough, whooping cough (pertussis), and to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant).