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Old 06-18-2007, 08:13 PM   #11
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Foot hills of asia, along all the "xxx-istan" countries produce the largest volume of the threads, but I like the more floral aroma of Spanish Saffron.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:26 PM   #12
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We used to keep the pure yellow saffron in the safe at the front desk office at the place I worked at in Taos because it was soo expensive it could easily dissapear.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:39 AM   #13
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lol true
but to harvest it you have to pluck each stamen with a pair of tweetzers
and each flower only has one
to provide how much i personally use each summer i would need an acre dedicated only to these croci
They grow wild abundantly in the area where my country house is. Nobody picks them as it is not a traditional spice for Greek cooking. So you are welcome to help yourself. However, it is grown commercially in other parts of the country.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:09 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone for your response. One more question. How long is its shelf life in a tightly sealed container?
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:16 AM   #15
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lol true
but to harvest it you have to pluck each stamen with a pair of tweetzers
and each flower only has one
to provide how much i personally use each summer i would need an acre dedicated only to these croci
Obi, I get about 4-5 from each of my flowers.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:30 AM   #16
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Sizz, saffron can last for a minimum of 3 years if kept in an airtight container as per this article.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:37 AM   #17
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We used to keep the pure yellow saffron in the safe at the front desk office at the place I worked at in Taos because it was soo expensive it could easily dissapear.
I understand that. Both Country Clubs I've worked at keep Saffron away from the rest of the spices. The one up in MI keeps Saffron under lock and key, the one here in OK keeps Saffron stashed away in the Sous Chef's office.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:26 PM   #18
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Sizz, saffron can last for a minimum of 3 years if kept in an airtight container as per this article.
Thanks for the i
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:02 PM   #19
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I keep mine in the freezer, tightly wrapped, until it's gone.
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