Q. What is Grade 1 Saffron?
Grade 1 Saffron is the most superior Saffron grading which means it is the highest in quality. During lab testing, a Saffron sample has to go through a series of tests on key matrix such as Safranal for aroma, Picrocrocin for flavour and Crocin for colour strength. There are set international standards and values for each Grade.
Q. What makes Luxurients Kashmiri Saffron so premium?
Our Premium Kashmiri Saffron results are above international market standard Grade 1 values such as Safranal for aroma: 53 (Grade 1 requirement is 50), Picrocrocin for flavour: 98 (Grade 1 requirement 70) and Crocin for colouring strength: 280 (Grade 1 requirement is 200) which means you get the best results from our Saffron.
Q. How can I prepare Saffron for use in my recipe?
3 easy steps:
- Steep saffron threads in a little warm water
- For best results, allow 5-10 mins before using it
- Add the liquid to the dish, usually towards the end of cooking
Q. What is the expiry date of your Premium Kashmiri Saffron?
Our saffron is generally best before two years from the day of opening. All of our Premium Kashmiri Saffrons are sold in glass jars so, as long as you keep it away from the direct sunlight and store in a cool environment, it can last even longer!
Q. Is it original Saffron?
Our Saffron is 100% pure and original from the farm in Kashmir. We have an uncompromising quality check process whereby every batch of our Saffron production is lab tested against Grade 1 (most superior Saffron Grade). We only sell Grade 1 Saffron. Also, our Saffron treads only consist of the very top part of stigmas, commonly known as Red Saffron thread which provides the most strong aroma and flavour.
Q. Can I refrigerate or freeze Saffron?
No, instead store in a dry place away from direct sunlight.
Q. When will I receive my order?
Within UK: Tracked 1-3 working days.
Outside UK: Tracked 5-10 working days. For full details please see our shipping policy.