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Saffron, Greek

Curio sources this aromatic saffron from the Kozani region of Greece, which is renowned for producing particularly aromatic and intensely colored saffron. With its figgy flavor and deep color, we love this in baked goods, paella, and other rich dishes.

Prized for thousands of years, the saffron crocus was originally domesticated somewhere around the Mediterranean. Whether it was in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iran and Iraq) or ancient Greece remains debated, but its status as a precious commodity has prevailed down the years. The aromatic, crimson stigma and styles of the crocus flower are painstakingly gathered, dried, and graded to produce the aromatic saffron beloved by gourmands throughout history.

0.5 gram Jar

Contains: Saffron threads.

  • Botanical Name: Crocus sativus
  • Origin: Kozani region, Greece
  • Tasting Notes: Fresh hay, sweet, fruity, earthy, honey, figs, raisins
  • Pairs Well With: Rice, chicken, desserts