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Saffron Threads

Saffron Threads

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Experience the sweet, floral, and vibrant essence of our Afghan Saffron. With a nuanced, delicate, and complex flavor profile, our high-quality threads promise a rich taste with just a few strands. Whether you're crafting a traditional paella, Risotto alla milanese, biryani, or simply infusing your steamed rice with the golden hue and floral aroma of saffron, our threads will elevate your culinary creations.

Ingredients: Pure Afghan Saffron Threads


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Get the Saffron beloved by Michelin Star Chefs

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    Eric Ripert, Chef

    Michelin Stars | 7 Time James Beard Award winner

    "As a chef, I have sampled many different saffron types, and Afghan saffron from Rumi Spice is some of the best that I have ever found. This saffron is of the highest quality with subtle nuanced flavors that are ideal for cooking Bouillabaisse and Tagines. This saffron is sustainably farmed and sourced directly so it is a product that is both delicious and good for farmers and the planet"

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    Daniel Boulud, Chef

    2 Michelin Stars | 6 Time James Beard Award winner

    "Rumi Spice cultivates a rare and exquisite saffron from delicate pistils, whose beauty lies in the purity and intensity of its flavor and fragrance, casting a luminous golden hue on every sweet and savory dish it touches."

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    Carrie Nahabedian, Chef

    1 Michelin Star | James Beard Award winner

    "The Rumi Saffron is so fragrant and intoxicating with a stunning intense floral scent. It has raised the level of quality and sophistication for Saffron. The saffron gives such an incredible hue of amber crimson. I am happy to be supportive of the efforts of Rumi bringing this Saffron to America that has been hand harvested by women using traditional methods from Afghanistan."

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    Pure Afghan Saffron Threads

  • Tasting Notes:

    Sweet, floral, and vibrant. A nuanced blend of earthy and floral tones that promises a rich flavor, even with just a few strands.

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    Pairs Well With:

    Rice, seafood, meat, baked goods, and soups.

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    Unique Aspects:

    Cultivated in the ideal climate of Herat, Afghan saffron has been rated the best in the world for eight consecutive years. With the highest crocin levels globally, it promises a deep red hue, potent flavor, and rich antioxidant properties. Our saffron is tested in accordance with ISO protocol 3632 and surpasses the highest Category 1 saffron standards by over 25%.

"This is the best saffron. I honestly never really saw the big deal about saffron before I tried this one. But Rumi's tastes so fresh, the flavor is fuller, more complex, and more saffron-y than any I've had before. I know everyone talks about how expensive saffron is but this is cheap for how much flavor and color it adds to everything I use it in."
-Julie M

verified buyer

Social Impact and Women's Empowerment

Our mission extends beyond spices. Every purchase from Rumi Spice plays a vital role in empowering Afghan farmers, fostering sustainable agricultural practices, and supporting the economic growth of local communities. We take pride in creating opportunities and championing the roles of these individuals in their communities.

Central to our ethos is the empowerment of Afghan women. We employ them in various roles, from harvesting to processing various spices. This initiative provides them with direct wages and opportunities, fostering their economic independence and highlighting their invaluable contributions to both Rumi Spice and their communities.

Our Mission

The Best Spices are from Afghanistan

Afghanistan's diverse landscape, from the soaring Hindu Kush mountains to the arid plains surrounding Herat, provides an ideal environment for cultivating some of the world's most exquisite spices. This land, nurtured by hot, dry winds and a semi-arid climate, yields unparalleled saffron, renowned globally for its high crocin content, vibrant color, and intense flavor. Beyond saffron, Afghanistan's wild foraged spices, including rare varieties like wild black cumin, are a testament to the purity and richness of the land.

At Rumi Spice, we cherish this connection to Afghanistan, not only for the exceptional quality of its spices but also for the opportunity it presents to empower local communities, preserve traditional practices, and foster sustainable economic growth.

Why Afghanistan?