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Saffron Threads, Bulk, 1 ounce - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Saffron Threads, Bulk, 1 ounce - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Saffron Threads, Bulk, 1 ounce - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Saffron Threads, Bulk, 1 ounce - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Saffron Threads, Bulk, 1 ounce - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Saffron Threads, Bulk, 1 ounce - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
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Saffron Threads, Bulk, 1 ounce

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An abundance of pure Afghan saffron in a classic round tin. Rumi Afghan saffron is known for being the world's highest quality saffron. This is used by world-class chefs and Michelin-star restaurants. Perfect option for restaurants, saffron-themed dinner parties, and much more! 

With the aroma and flavor profile of Rumi Spice saffron, you only need 8-12 threads when cooking rice or risotto for two. The amount of saffron varies by recipe, but a healthy pinch of saffron is a solid benchmark.

Add warm (not boiling) water to the saffron threads in a small dish. A few tablespoons of water is enough. You should see a golden hue begin to emerge in the water. Let the threads soak in water for 5-10 minutes, ideally up to 20 minutes.

After the saffron is finished steeping, you may add the saffron and liquid to whatever you're cooking, such as risotto, paella, or soup. If making a dish or sauce requiring wine, infuse the saffron directly in wine. The compounds are drawn out even further, and the flavor profile is more pronounced.

Another way to bring out the full flavor profile of saffron is to crush the threads with a mortar and pestle to a powder-like consistency. We suggest this for non-liquid recipes or baking, like when making saffron cookies or cake.

Our Mission

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Rumi brings flavorful, ethically sourced and socially responsible spices from Afghanistan to our customers while catalyzing sustainable rural economic development in Afghanistan and providing countless jobs to Afghan farmers and women who harvest and process the spices.

We are a public benefit corporation and are committed to empowering Afghan women and bolstering the country’s economy. Rumi reinvests back into agricultural and manufacturing infrastructure.



Connecting Afghanistan

Rumi began with a mission to cultivate peace in Afghanistan. Over 80% of the Afghan population is reliant on the rural agricultural economy. The success of the spice industry not only helps farmers and the women providing direct labor, it can touch every member of the village we work in. We have seen output from our existing partners double and triple, while new farmers have asked to join our network.

Connecting Afghan farmers with the global market is key to unlocking the economic potential of Afghanistan. By building demand for Afghan agricultural products and creating a global supply chain, we can directly impact the economic development of the country. 

With hot, dry winds over semi-arid lands, Afghanistan’s growing region is ideal for growing saffron and other artisanal spices. For example, in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, the International Taste and Quality Institute of Brussels awarded Afghan saffron first place out of 30 competing regions.

Rumi saffron is tested in accordance with ISO (International Standards Organization) protocol 3632 and surpasses the highest standards for Category 1 saffron by over 25%. Our test results show that our farmers are producing some of the world’s best saffron.


Our Founding

Rumi’s founders were a team of military veterans who served in Afghanistan with the US Army. They developed our strong Afghan networks and on-the-ground understanding of how business is conducted. With this knowledge, we built the critical relationships, partnerships, and organizational infrastructure necessary to operate within and out of Afghanistan.

Our competitive advantage is our ability to navigate the Afghan business landscape, which is built on trusted relationships.


Proud B Corp

We are proud to announce that Rumi has earned certification as a B Corporation, a testament to the company’s commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency and accountability.

From day one, Rumi was laser-focused on the "why" of our work. Mission and purpose are at the core of everything we do—economically empowering Afghan farmers, inspiring Afghan women through direct wages, and building out Afghanistan’s agricultural infrastructure.

Now we join a global community of 1,500 other Certified B Corporations in over 120 industries and 40 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

As a B Corp, we promise to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.



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Keith K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love it

I’m now the hero of Spanish rice, great Saffron and a great deal when buying in bulk.

Jasmine P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Absolutely the best Saffron

I've used saffron for years. After a friend taught me several Spanish recipes. Always realizing the powdered saffron was not entirely the real deal. Taste was close but not right. In more ethnic neighborhoods I did find saffron threads.I became so excited when your company came to exist. I was impressed at the first taste.The flavor profile is exceptional.the aroma is intoxicating. The company was imagined and created by former military and Afghani women are being helped . Every time I indulge in the saffron, I give a party to my taste buds.

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Gracie S.
United States United States

Ordered an ounce of the good stuff

Rumi Spice has the best saffron. I’ve tried other brands and there is a notable difference. Great company, great product


Rumi Spice

Thanks for your support!

Mary D.
United States United States

Best saffron tou can buy

Ive been buying my saffron from Rumi for several years. It is consistently the highest quality, freshest saffron I've had in over 20 years.


Rumi Spice

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Yvonne P.
United States United States

Amazing Saffron

I have been using Rumi saffron for several years. It is by far the best quality saffron on the market. The fact that their spices are ethically sourced and sippy rural Afghanistan is amazing.


Rumi Spice

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