- Intense aroma, flavor, and color
- Ideal for paella
- Exquisitely toasted
- World's best, from 10 acre family plot
- Select Category, Class I; DO La Mancha
- Size - 2 grams
Princesa de Minaya is “An artisanal saffron of immense quality” quotes 'Lo Mejor de la Gastronomia' - the definitive gourmet food guide in Spain.
This saffron is Select Category Class I which is the highest quality possible. This means that a tiny pinch of this delicate spice imparts a warm floral flavor and heavenly aroma to paella and other dishes.
The Serrano family is focussed on producing the finest saffron in La Mancha. They collect the crocus flowers, then prune and toast each tiny stamen by hand daily during the harvest. This has a decisive effect on its aroma, flavor profile and coloring strength—and all three are very intense. Their production for the year is no more than fifty pounds. Your purchase supports this vanishing artisan industry.
For several generations the family of Maria Ángeles and Juan Antonio Serrano has cultivated the highest quality saffron in Spain – if not the world -- on their ten acre plot. It takes about 400 crocus flowers to obtain the two grams of saffron you find packed in this bottle.
María Angeles selects beautiful hand-painted ceramic jars from a neighboring potter. The pieces have become collectibles in Spain. You can refill and store your saffron for years to come. Each jar is 6 inches tall by 3 inches wide.
Since saffron is such a precious condiment, the market is being flooded with many inferior grades and outright counterfeits. The Serrano family affixes the ‘Denomination of Origin La Mancha’ seal on each jar, so that you will be guaranteed that Princesa de Minaya is actually grown in La Mancha, the site of the finest saffron (azafrán) in the world.
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"Beautiful ceramic jar. Excellent Saffron."
LADONNA Boyd - COLLINSVILLE, IL - Sep 25, 2015
"Great storage vessel and lovely saffron"
Linda - Highlands Ranch, CO - May 4, 2015
"Very good quality."
Stephen - Nacogdoches, TX - Nov 2, 2014
"It is the finest and best saffron in the world."
DINA VOUTOUR - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Jul 13, 2014
"In answer to other reviews, 2 grams of saffron are included, $30 if ordered separately on this site, ; the beautiful jar is only an additional $8. The saffron is packaged in 2 airtight resealable plastic bags, allowing one to pour/pinch the desired amount. After viewing in person, would purchase again!"
Chris - Wellesley , MA - Jun 8, 2013
"the jar is well made and adds a dash of color to my spice shelves. I thought it was a great value for the spice."
David Wells - Beach Lake, PA - Mar 31, 2013
"The saffron is good, but I think it is overpriced"
Ron Michels - Livermore, CA - Mar 17, 2013
"Beautiful jar but the top falls off. There should be cork or something else to keep the jar airtight for this fabulous spice. Very dissapointed that I cannot store the saffron in the jar."
Kathy T - Feb 18, 2012
"As a young child I learned "azafran" as a spice to cook with but when I came to the States had no idea what it was called in English. The "ceramica" container is perfect and is a perfect new addition to my counter where I prep food. Perfect size for a very valuable spice in my diet. Container is not air-tight and is approximately 6-inches tall - PERFECT"
Dave Aldrich/Thorpe - May 3, 2011
"Silly little jar with a lid that doesn't fit--don't bump the jar or the lid will fall right off and break! Also, the product was covered with stickers that were difficult to get off without marring the glaze. The jar is poorly designed and definitely not worth $40. "
Jeff - Jan 26, 2011
"Beautiful little jar, great quality saffron."
Carola - Sep 26, 2010
"Superb. Intense saffron flavor."
Luisa - Dec 11, 2009