Pure Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Therefore, it becomes essential that you use it judiciously when you buy it. While searching for saffron, you may come across two types of it– saffron threads and powder. Saffron threads are the stigma of the saffron crocus. While when the saffron is gently dried and grounded, it becomes saffron powder. Ensure that whatever kind of saffron you choose, it should be of high quality and pure. Some sellers add other spices to this product to earn more profit. Beware of such scams and buy pure saffron only.
How to choose the right saffron?
When to buy saffron powder?
If you choose to buy saffron in its powdered form you can use it for a variety of things. For example, you can add it to any dish without toasting or soaking it in milk or water before using it in the dish. In powdered form, the saffron dissolves easily into food. The best part about using powdered saffron is it evenly flavours the entire dish. If you are following a recipe that uses saffron threads, then use half the quantity of powdered saffron in it to hit the sweet spot.