Did you know that it takes about 150 flowers to produce 1 g of Saffron? Saffron is the dried stigma of the Crocus Sativus flower and they are hand-picked. That’s why it’s the most expensive spice in the world. The Kirkland Signature La Mancha Saffron has the “Protected Designation of Origin” seal that guarantees its authenticity.
Why is this important? It’s because there are producers out there that try to pass off cheaper Iranian saffron as the Spanish crop and sell it for Spanish prices.
The “Protected Designation of Origin” (PDO) La Mancha seal guarantees that this saffron is authentic La Mancha Saffron and complies with the strict parameters of growth, production, selection and packaging.
Saffron from La Mancha under the POD seal must always be saffron from the current harvest, since it loses quality over the years, and must be sold in strands only, never ground. The strands are flexible and resistant, with bright red stigmas.
The Kirkland Signature La Mancha Saffron is available in a 1 gram jar for $13.49.
It’s a Product of Spain.
Item number 313001.
Inventory and pricing at your store will vary and are subject to change at any time.