Saffron is a deep red, richly aromatic spice with a warm, earthy taste. It is made from the dried stigmas of the crocus rose and it takes approximately 80,000 roses to produce 5 lbs. of stigmas to create 1 lb. of saffron after toasting. It is the most expensive spice in the world. It is used for color, aroma and flavor in dishes from paella to bouillabaisse to risottos. Our Saffron is premium grade from Spain, with a higher potency of flavor and color.