Saffron is known to be the most expensive spice by weight, mainly due to the amount of work involved in its cultivation (see video below). It has been used to flavour food & beverages for centuries in specific parts of the world, such as Spain, Greece & Iran. It is traditionally used in a variety of savoury dishes, such as in risottos, pilafs, and paellas. As shown in the list below, it also pairs well with a variety of ingredients that also mostly compliment each other too.
While saffron spice is an expensive ingredient, a natural saffron flavour will typically be very cost effective. The reason for this is because the main aroma or taste profile of this spice is mostly composed of a few aromatic ingredients that are used in flavour houses. So we can customize natural saffron flavours that will bring real-tasting saffron notes to your applications, with a reasonable cost contribution. They can make your applications taste authentic, international or simply unique (three current flavour trends). Get into contact with us to sample saffron-inspired flavours today!