Superior Quality Saffron Stigmas (ISO3632)
  • Superior Quality Saffron Stigmas (ISO3632)
  • Stigmas in Flower Bud just before harvest
  • La Paradisière's Saffron from Limousin, France
  • Packaging in Verrine of 1000mg (see other packaging)

Saffron Spice Pure Premium Saffron Threads First Grade ISO 3632 (Negin A, Sargol A, Mongra)

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Saffron of La Paradisière is Grown and Harvested in France

Saffron Spice First Grade
Pure Premium Saffron Thread
Try one of the best Saffrons on the Market
100% Pure Saffron Threads
Grown at La Paradisière Authentic Terroir, Corrèze, France

Cheap Operating Cost = 0.7 € per serving only !

La Paradisière is Your Saffron Specialist
Genuine Saffron
: Gourmet & Medicinal quality
Superior Saffron : 1st grade ISO 3632 Ultraselect
Origin, Purity, and Quality Guaranteed
RARE : Exclusively produced by La Paradisière in the Mountains of Corrèze
Farm fresh : 100% Natural, direct from the Field
Outstanding Terroir : Grown in the "Smile of France"  Learn More
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Saffron has many medicinal properties : Please inquire !
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Weight: 1000 mg

Saffron Spice : Pure Premium Saffron Thread 1st Grade

Saffron produced by La Paradisière is made of 100% Saffron stigmas (saffron threads) and is among the best Saffrons on the market. Try this 100% Pure, Upscale, First Grade ISO 3632 (NEGIN A, SARGOL A, MONGRA) and Vintaged Saffron.
It is exclusively produced by La Paradisière, in Corrèze, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France.
For Gastronomic & Medicinal uses, as well as a Dyer & Cosmetic.

La Paradisière's Saffron


1. Saffron of Corrèze : Features of our Saffron SUMMARY

La Paradisière's Saffron is 1st Grade ISO 3632 Saffron (NEGIN A, SARGOL A, MONGRA).
It is characterized by its sweetness, subtlety, presence, floral tones, nobility, magnitude, and length in mouth.
The sensations it creates appear suddenly in nose and mouth, and persist gently for a few minutes, giving you extended pleasure.
Our Saffron is particularly recommended for gastronomic & medicinal uses.

Did you know that more than 100 chemical substances are found in the volatile fraction of our saffron ?
This chemical complexity is at the origin of its outstanding aromatic richness.
The following organoleptic description of our Saffron comes from a Sensory Analysis by fifty expert judges

General aspect : Overall Pleasant, High Purity

Colour : Beautiful, Intense, Deep Red

Coloring strength : Very Strong

General olfactogustive character : Pleasant, Ample, Aromatic, Fleshy, Long, Noble, Mysterious, Pervasive, Powerful, Handsome

Scent : Pleasant, Fairly fresh, Intense, Complex

Odor Tones : Sweet (candied fruit, honey), Fruity (lime, orange, pear, apple, apricot, plum, dry fig, raisins, walnuts), Sweet flower (carnation, violet, honeysuckle, broom, orange tree, magnolia), Dry herbs (dead leaf, hay, tobacco), Fungic-Humic (cep, truffle, underwood), Woody (green wood, pencil wood, old wood, sandalwood), Resins (eucalyptus, pine, fir), Resinous spice (pepper, nutmeg, cumin), Sweet spice (cinnamon), Aromatic (verbena, shallot, candied onion), Roasted (caramel, toast), Animal (leather), Lactic (cream), Mineral (iron, dry clay), Chemical (rubber, medicine, soap), Alcoholic (cognac)

Flavor : Pleasant, Complex, Persistent, Powerful, Rich

Flavor Tones : Sweet (beeswax, honey), Fruity (lemon, lime, bitter orange, pear, green apple, guava, melon, blackcurrant, prune, almond, walnut), Sweet flower (daffodil, carnation, honeysuckle), Aromatic flower (geranium, lavender), Fresh herb (wood moss), Dry herb (tobacco, tea), Fungic-humic (fresh mushroom, underwood), Woody (green wood, old wood, sandalwood), Resins (pine, fir), Resinous Spice (cumin, juniper, pepper), Sweet Spice (vanilla), Aromatic (celery, tarragon, rosemary, sage, thyme, onion, sweet pepper), Roasted (toasted almonds, toast, smoke), Animal (leather, musk), Mineral (chalk, iron, wet stone, dry clay), Chemical (rubber, medicine, soap)

Taste : Moderately pleasant, Bitter, Slightly Salty, Sweet, and Acid

Effect in the mouth : Rather pleasing, Pungent, Slightly astringent, Slightly harsh

2. Pure Saffron of France : How to use Saffron ? SUMMARY

A. Feast - Saffron is a fabulous Spice

Saffron has many culinary properties.
Most of them are little known to the public.
This is why La Paradisière makes great efforts to contribute to saffron discovery !

Did you know, for example, that in addition to coloring and flavoring, saffron can be used to :
■ Intensify flavors
■ Balance flavors
■ Dynamize flavors through time
■ Transmute flavors
■ Create new flavor landscape
■ Protect ingredients from oxidation

You could do so much if you knew how to use Saffron !

Saffron is used throughout the whole spectrum of human nutrition : From beverages to desserts, from savory dishes to sweet dishes.
It does wonders with :
■ Fish and Seafood, transmuting iodized flavors into fruity, floral, and saffron flavors
■ Omelettes, Pasta, Potatoes, Rice and Bread, adding the subtle but pervasive saffron aromas
■ White Meat in sauce, harmonizing flavors and adding umami
■ Vegetables such as cucurbits and green or dry beans, flavoring, harmonizing and enhancing flavors
■ Jams with Peach, Wild plum, Redcurrant, or Strawberry, transmuting and energizing flavors in a unique way, flavoring with subtle saffron notes and enhancing fruit flavors - Try making your own Saffron Jams with our Saffron, you will be amazed !
■ Pastries, Chocolate, Fruit Salads, Teas, Kirs, etc., creating incomparable taste landscapes
■ etc.

Mastering Saffron in the culinary arts can not be improvised : One needs to first learn properties, dosage, cooking methods, and friendly ingredients.
Once this knowledge in mind,
you will easily get immense satisfaction with Saffron.
Rather than spoiling your saffron or having a first disappointing experience, learn all its secrets thanks to La Paradisière's book :

La Bible du Safran

B. Coloring : Saffron is a powerfull natural Food Coloring, a Pigment, and a Dye

La Paradisière's Saffron is a Very Powerfull Natural Coloring Agent (Figure 1).
It gives warm tones, bright yellow, straw, fire and gold according to the dosages and the medium used.

Saffron is a very powerful food coloring

Figure 1. Comparison of the coloring strength in 3 saffrons
Old & altered saffron (left), Counterfeit saffron (center), and Pure High Quality saffron (right)

Saffron will make your recipes more beautiful and more appetizing by enhancing pale tones, giving depth and intensity to dark colors, and by pleasantly enlightening all your dishes.
Saffron contributes to visual pleasure and enhances the desire to eat.

In plastic arts, Saffron can be used as a natural pigment in self-made paints.
As a dye, it will allow for instance coloring textiles as well as erasing white hair on a blonde head.

C. Healing & Beauty Care : Saffron is a Panacea

Saffron has long been known as a remedy before being considered in cooking.

Traditionally, saffron was used as a cure by the Mediterranean people as well as in Western Europe.
Saffron has been an ingredient in many potions to fight all sorts of ills and diseases, including the Black Plague during the great epidemics that devastated the West in the Middle Ages.

Today, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries are very interested in Saffron's properties, while scientific research rediscovers and validates with its objective methods the empirical knowledge of the Ancients.

The medicinal properties of Saffron are numerous.
It can be safely used against pain, stress, depression, insomnia, and cholesterol.
Saffron also has strong properties : antiseptic, anti-cancer, digestive, etc.
It protects the heart, the arteries and the nervous tissues.
It regulates metabolism.
It improves the general well-being.

ATTENTION ! Pregnant women should not use it because it is an abortifacient.

Saffron also has undeniable cosmetic properties.
It is renowned in Orient for curing skin problems, and regularly used as a cosmetic, it will give a nice complexion and perfect skin texture.

For more information, read La Bible du Safranier

To enjoy the gastronomic, medicinal, dyeing and cosmetic properties of saffron, you must use (1) real saffron and (2) a high quality Saffron.
Given the extent of fraud and the frequency of poor quality Saffrons on the market, find your Saffron directly in a Saffron Farm.

3. Saffron First Grade : Superior Quality of La Paradisière's Saffron SUMMARY

La Paradisière's Saffron is made for Gastronomic, Medicinal, Cosmetic and Dyeing uses.

It contains only whole stigmas extracted from the flower of Crocus sativus. The stigmas are the Cream of Saffron, the most concentrated part with coloring and aromatic molecules. Because of its high purity, our Saffron has higher concentration of active compounds, giving it undisputable culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and tinctorial properties.

Quality Assessment

The superior quality of La Paradisière's Saffron is assessed every year after harvest.
Samples are sent to an independent laboratory.
These analyses attest that our Saffron complies with the Highest Grade of ISO 3632 international standard (NEGIN A, SARGOL A, MONGRA).
This is why we can claim to provide you with one of the best Saffrons available in the market

Remark : The analysis report is available to our Customers upon request

La Paradisière's Saffron & its competitors

The biochemical profile of our Saffron puts it far above the threshold for First Grade ISO 3632 (international) and ISIRI 259-2 (Iran), as well as national average of French, Moroccan and other producing countries' productions.
This possibly comes from our special Terroir, the Crocus sativus strains we selected for our farm, the care we give to our land, plant, and yield, and to our original and secret methods of production

Our Saffron has naturally :
■ a superior concentration in Picrocrocin = Greater taste power
■ a superior concentration in Crocins = Higher colouring power
■ a nice concentration in Safranal which increases with time = Very nice aromatic power
preserved aromatic compounds thanks to our original processes = Exceptional aromatic richness
■ a better dehydration than required by the administration = More saffron per gram & Increased longevity of spice qualities
■ More powerful Saffron = Using less Saffron
■ High Quality Saffron = Less is needed for the same effect
■ Best Dehydration = Less water & more saffron in 1g
■ Directly from the Farm = No risk to get poisonned with harmful additives found in fraudulent saffrons

4. Saffron & Fraud : How to buy Saffron without being fooled ? SUMMARY

Did you know that twice the amount of yearly saffron harvest is sold each year in the world ?

Amazing ! Saffron has always been the most adulterated spice, which makes it difficult to buy quality saffron - or even real saffron !
The risk of fraud is further increased with imported saffron, with cheap and powdered saffron, and with saffrons purchased abroad in touristic areas.
Fraud on Red Gold has always been commonplace !

Fraud can occur :
■ by mixing (little saffron, much else)
■ by substitution (zero saffron)
■ or by poor quality (old saffron, moistened saffron, whole pistils of Crocus sativus, etc.)

Fraud may be gross (Figure 2) or much more sophisticated and hard to detect (Figure 3)...

Safflower is often sold as Saffron

Figure 2. Classic safflower fraud (right) sold for genuine saffron (left)

Comparison of our Saffron with an old Saffron and a false Saffron

Figure 3. Comparison between Saffrons of different quality
Old (left), False (center), True High Quality (Right)
Dehydrated aspect (top), Rehydrated aspect after 7h of maceration in water (bottom)

Note the coloring strength of La Paradisière's Saffron and its fresh stigma aspect when rehydrated, compared to other samples

Take care of your Health ! A fraudulent saffron will often contain :
■ Artificial colors
■ Ingredients you would not want to swallow (sand, brick, wood fibers, animal fibers, etc.)
■ Harmful chemicals (sulfates, glycerin, mineral oils, etc.)
You can cook for 50 persons with 1g of saffron
This is only 0.7 € per serving
: Using quality saffron is very cheap !

With the benefits of a real saffron on your health and wellbeing !
To buy Saffron without being fooled :  La Bible du Safran will give you detailed advices from experts to buy real and quality saffron, detect frauds and avoid being cheated
Prefer buying your Saffron on this website is a good start

5. Where to buy Best Saffron ? SUMMARY

Buy Saffron directly from La Paradisière, Your Saffron Specialist.

La Paradisière is a Saffronry specialized in the cultivation of Crocus sativus and in the production of Saffron.
La Paradisière has set up its Saffron fields in Corrèze (Nouvelle Aquitaine), in an exceptionally preserved nature classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, close to the protected ecosystems of the Dordogne Valley (NATURA 2000), and away from human sources of pollution.

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Genuine Saffron Stigmas Cat 1 ISO 3632

Genuine Saffron - no adulteration
Highest Purity - Stigmas only, the most powerful part of the spice
Aromatic Richness - drying methods that preserve all components of the volatile fraction
Small production - best working conditions, improved quality, total control of production steps
Vintage - No old stocks, great freshness
Total Traceability - directly from the Farm
Neat - constantly maintained under optimal conditions of preservation, from drying to sale
French Terroir - Saffron of France, the gastronomic nobility of a tradition, the image of your company, the radiance of your work
Respectful of Nature - Grown with the help of living organisms and nature, without chemicals

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6. Learn More about Saffron with La Paradisière  SUMMARY

Did you know ?

Saffron is first and foremost a remedy : TRUE | The Mediterranean People traditionally used Saffron as a remedy before using it as a spice, and Europeans have long used Saffron in officinal preparations targeting the whole spectrum of ailments they suffered. Saffron has a positive impact on mood (antidepressant, stimulant, euphoric), libido (aphrodisiac), sleep (calming, sedative), métabolism (antidiabetic, hypocholesterolemic), digestion (aperitif, digestive), heart (cardiotonic), etc. It also acts as a antiseptic antibacterial, Hypo-allergenic, anticancer, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, etc.

Saffron is an oriental spice :
FALSE | It is a European spice whose history we have forgotten. The wild ancestor of Crocus sativus is endemic in Greece and Crete only. Crocus sativus does not originate from the East but from within Europe.

Fresh Saffron must mature :
| Saffron is more aromatic 6 to 12 months after harvest. Like wines, Saffron must mature to bring the best of itself
Saffron can not be stored for long :
| Protected from heat, moisture, light, and air, Saffron keeps all its properties 4 years at least

Saffron Made in France is a reference :
| The French Saffrons are among the best in the world : exceptional quality, highly developed floral aromas, unique organoleptic profiles, extreme rarity. Speaking of the French production on a TV program (February 23, 2013), Chef Guy Martin said : French production is the Swiss watchmaking compared to the all-coming from Spain and Iran. These are two different products, which have nothing in common. Take advantage of the opportunity offered by La Paradisière to acquire and discover one of these productions
Saffron is expensive :
| 1 gram of saffron spice will color and flavor 50 portions of paella (0.5 € per serving)
1g = not much :
FALSE | 1g = A lot of work, time, and effort ! 200 to 250 flowers of Crocus sativus = 600 to 750 stigmata = 3 hours of work (planting, cultivating, harvesting, pruning, drying). Want to harvest your first gram of saffron ? Plant 100 to 200 Crocus sativus bulbs

Safran de France et d'ailleurs, Roi des Épices

Alain Kruger was welcoming Dr. Lachaud on France Culture (National Media)
(On ne parle pas la bouche pleine | Safran, de France et d'ailleurs | France Culture, le 15.12.2013)


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