Saffron is an exotic spice that not only adds aroma to your food, but also gives it a unique taste and colour. It has a lot of health benefits as it can act as an anti-oxidant, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety and also helps boost your immune system.
If you’ve never purchased saffron before, you may not be aware of choosing the best quality saffron and the method to store it. Saffron can be found in thread form or powdered form. Depending on which form you buy, the storage methods differ.
If you buy saffron in thread form, make sure it is stores in an “Air-tight” container. This helps in retaining the aroma and flavour. Also, the darker the threads, the better quality it is. At Red Gold of Afghanistan, we make sure we provide you with the best quality saffron stored in the best quality container making sure we maintain its anti-oxidant properties and helping it remain fresh for a longer use.
While buying the powdered version of Saffron, make sure you buy it from a reputable stores to avoid adulteration. The powdered saffron should also be stored in an air-tight container in a cool and dark place.
Certain helpful tips for storing saffron can be summarized as:
- Having a balanced temperature with least humidity
- Storing it in a dry and cool place
- In case an air-tight container is not available, wrap the saffron in aluminium foil and store it in the above mentioned conditions
- Don’t keep the saffron in refrigerator as it may make it go stale
And, don’t forget that the shelf life of saffron depends on its quality too! Red Gold of Afghanistan Saffron can be stored for up to 3 years, because of its premium quality. Have you bought yours yet?