Saffron - 0.5 Gram

By Rumi Spice

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Infuse your dishes with the exotic, earthy flavors and aromas of some of the world’s best saffron, all while helping to cultivate peace. Rumi Spice was founded by four U.S. military vets to unite Afghan saffron farmers with a world marketplace eager for the spice. Their partnership helps farmers escape the economic grip of the Taliban, giving them a sustainable path to financial independence.

  • Materials: Premium, whole saffron threads from Afghanistan
  • Care: Keep in an airtight container at room temperature away from sunlight
  • No preservatives or additives. Non-GMO and gluten-free
  • Highest quality at Category I. Sustainably farmed and ethically sourced
  • Farm to table, harvested by hand to preserve flavor and aroma
  • Made in Afghanistan
  • Dimensions: 5.1" x 3.1" x 1.5"
  • Weight: 0.03 lb.

11 Reviews (4.8 out of 5 Grommets)

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affordable for occasional bakers

7/25/2018 by Edie

haven't found a recipe to use it yet.Appears usuable


Great gift for those who live/love to cook.

10/10/2017 by Karen

These gifts were VERY well received by two good cooks.



10/9/2017 by Mariane

The saffron arrived intact and ready to use.


Love Saffron

6/29/2017 by Kathy

The threads of saffron are perfect for seasoning dishes Next time I get one it will be for my daughter-in-law.



2/8/2017 by Phillip

Very useflad well liked

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Like nothing else in your spice cabinet.

About Rumi Spice

Operation: Flavor

Peace through saffron. That’s the mission of Rumi Spice, partnering with Afghan farmers and uniting them with saffron buyers around the globe.

Afghan saffron is some of the world’s best—distinct and delicious. The climate is perfect for growing the flowers, so this exotic spice has been a staple of Iberian, Northern African, and Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries. Surprisingly versatile, saffron is at turns earthy, bitter, and honey-like.

Often called “red gold,” it’s the world’s most expensive spice because a single pound takes 100,000 flowers. The stigmas must be carefully handpicked early every morning.

But even with such a lucrative crop, farmers in Afghanistan face perilous choices. The Taliban often lures them into growing poppy or opium plants by offering quick paydays.

Four U.S. military vets saw a great opportunity for change. They founded Rumi to empower Afghan farmers while lessening terrorist influence. Rumi partners with farmers and gives them the needed support to grow sustainable, profitable crops. The Founders visit the farms regularly to understand production costs, and Rumi even reinvests at least 10% of profits back into needed infrastructure—including processing facilities, drying machines, and support during harvesting season.

By connecting farmers directly with customers around the world, Rumi cuts out the middlemen and increases the farmer’s profits. The result is empowered, financially independent citizens.

Meanwhile, you’ll be getting a fresh culinary treasure, some of the very best of its kind, right from the source. Unlock the flavors, aromas, and bright golden color of this saffron in a variety of meats and stews. A little goes a long way, with just a few strands unleashing all of the spice’s tones.

You’ll taste the difference, and you’ll make a difference.