Classified as "Saffron of the first category " according to the ISO 3632-2 standard, this vintage saffron comes from the last year of harvest
It is packaged in a glass bottle hermetically sealed with a cork stopper sealed with wax and enclosed in a small velvet bag like a jewel to protect it from the light; you can thus keep it for four years
Description: Classified as "Saffron of the first category " according to the ISO 3632-2 standard, this vintage saffron is from the last year of harvest. It is packaged in a glass bottle hermetically sealed with a cork stopper sealed with wax and enclosed in a small velvet bag like a jewel to protect it from the light; you can thus keep it for four years.
Matured for two months before being sold, this process ensures exceptional qualities!
It is traditionally used in cases of fatigue or stress and in certain liver disorders.
Common names : Saffron, Crocus sativus flower.
Latin name : Crocus sativus.
Part used: The filament.
Preparation : This quantity allows to accompany 83 to 166 plates approximately and corresponds to 500 filaments.
Contra-indications: Pregnancy and breast-feeding but only in strong dose (superior to 5 grams!).
Packaging: Box of 1 gram.
The brand : Delphine Liegeois has been growing saffron since 2009 ; she started with a hundred bulbs planted, then a thousand, then thousands, in order to test her recipes and to offer you high quality products. This love for saffron makes her culture one of the largest saffron farm in Champagne-Ardenne! We guarantee you a quality saffron: - The flowers are picked for the most part at daybreak, when the flower is still closed, so that no residue is incorporated. - Each flower is delicately opened and with the help of a small curved scissor, the three filaments are cut at their base. We keep only the red part of the filaments. - The filaments are placed on a sieve to remove any impurities or floral remains. - The sieve is placed in a thin layer on the cooking plates of our electric dehydrator, designed for this purpose. The saffron must lose 80% of its weight, so it is weighed before and after drying. - Then, it is weighed thanks to an approved and controlled scale each year, before being stored in the various containers which will be used for its marketing.
Le Safran - L'Or Rouge des Ardennes has been growing saffron since 2009, first a hundred bulbs were planted, then a thousand, then thousands, in order to test recipes and to offer you quality products on this site. Today, nearly 1ha, which make "Le Safran - L'Or Rouge des Ardennes", one of the largest saffron farm in Champagne-Ardenne.
Their saffron fields are located on two different plots of land, slightly sloping and ideally facing south-east. One is a former pasture and the second, a plot formerly cultivated with peas, a legume rich in nitrogen.
On one of the plots, they have created a saffron nursery. Why a nursery? To guarantee healthy bulbs! Considering the important investment that represents the plantation of a saffron nursery, prudence is necessary. Moreover, the bulbs acclimatize to the ground and the climate on which they are cultivated. To plant bulbs of quality is a pledge of certain success.
Their culture is totally natural, they do not use any chemical treatment. They are certified AB by the organization Ecocert France, as attested by our certificate. Their cultivation methods are totally mechanized (planter, weeding machine) except for the picking and pruning which remain manual to offer you a quality saffron, without residue. Moles are caught thanks to traps, a grid has been installed to protect the leaves and flowers from predators. Birds of prey nesting boxes are also placed in order to catch voles, etc. which could attack the bulbs.
This year the saffron was also awarded a silver medal at the Concours Général Agricole at the Salon de l'Agriculture in Paris.