Saffron Essential Accessories

The Pestle and Mortar is an essential duo when it comes to perfectly grounding saffron threads into a fine powder or a rich paste. Storing saffron correctly is also essential when it comes to maintaining the quality of your saffron and maximising its shelf life.

Pestle and Mortar

The Pestle and Mortar is an essential duo when it comes to perfectly grounding saffron threads into a fine powder or a rich paste. Saffron Store sells a unique high-quality brass pestle and mortar that is ideal for saffron because it doesn’t merge with the powder, nor does it soak moisture. The brass is hard, smooth, nonporous and cohesive which ensures not only flawless food but also the longevity of the pestle and mortar.  The pestle and mortar has been dated back to 35,000 BC and is still commonly used in household and commercial kitchens. The true taste, aroma and colour of saffron can be achieved when it is crushed or grinded.

Thousands of Mediterranean dishes and drinks primarily use a pestle and mortar to extract the unique sensory characteristics of saffron that has been the foundation to some of the world’s most famous recipes.  Saffron rice is a traditional dish that uses a pestle and mortar to grind saffron threads, which are added to hot water and then cooked with the rice causing the rice to go a rich yellow colour and become very fragrant. Warm saffron milk is a traditional drink that also requires a pestle and mortar to crush the saffron to ensure the milk becomes tastier, fragrant and a rich yellow colour.

Here at Saffron Store we seriously recommended our saffron-loving customers to try out our exclusive brass pestle and mortar and create some delicious and memorable dishes of your own! You can buy it through our shop.

 

Saffron Storage Bag

 Storing saffron correctly is essential when it comes to maintaining the quality of your saffron and maximising its shelf life.

Saffron threads can last for up to 5 years if kept in a dry, cool, dark, airtight environment. If saffron isn’t stored correctly it loses its flavour, potency and fragrance which ultimately means it doesn’t provide any sensory enhancements when combined with other foods. Saffron Store now sells beautifully designed storage bags that assist in keeping your saffron as fresh as possible.

The idea behind the saffron bag is to store your saffron in an airtight container and then store this container inside of the storage bag. The storage bags not only prevent sunlight and moisture from effecting the quality of the saffron inside, but they are intricately designed so they look exotically Mediterranean and a little bit fancy.

The storage bags are ideally kept inside pantries and cupboards, but in the case of a serious saffron lover, during the day it can be placed inside a backpack or handbag and taken to work to make the daily cup of saffron tea.

These storage bags accompanied with some saffron could also make a great gift to someone that appreciates using quality saffron.  Some of our clients also store saffron powder and saffron pills within their container and storage bag so that they have a reliable and safe means of carrying and storing their saffron.

We love the addition of storage bags to our products and at such a generous price we want you to love them too. Buy it here!

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