Ways to identify real saffron from low-quality saffron:
1. Physical appearance:
Real saffron is very dry and natural. Real saffron threads appear in dark red, the redder the better. Low-quality saffron threads appear wax-coated.
If you pop a tiny strand/thread in your mouth and if the saffron tastes sweet, its a low-quality saffron. Real saffron will have a bitter taste.
The real saffron aroma is a blend of honey, hay and even it has a pungent smell this is due to high levels of Safranal and Picrocrocin in the Saffron. While low-quality saffron will have almost no aroma.
4. Touch it:
Original saffron doesn’t stick with one another but low-quality saffron sticks to one another.
5. Extraction Test:
When Grade 1 saffron is added to the water/milk, it floats on top. Colour spreads slowly from top to bottom. When low-quality saffron is added to the water/milk, instead of floating, it settles on the bottom and the color changes immediately.
6. Baking soda test:
Take a small amount of baking soda to a cup filled with water and mix it. Then add saffron to the mixture. If it is pure saffron, the mixture shall turn yellow. The low-quality saffron will turn dim red.
Tips to store saffron:
- Do not refrigerate.
- Store them in a cool and dry place away from direct light to preserve the fragrance, color and medicinal qualities of your Kesari saffron threads.
FSSAI License, ISO 3632 (saffron standard) Grade – 1, HACCP, BRC certified
- Ideal for cooking dessert, traditional sweets and saffron rice.
- Suitable for medicinal purpose
Kesari Saffron Chef Pack Tin (1gm x 3 )
The ultimate & very convenient 3-in-one Air Tight Tin Container pack, boxed into 1gm each for multiple usages.
- 100% Natural
- ISO 3632 Grade – 1