Afghani saffron is one of the most prized spices in the world. It comes from the interior of the amethyst-colored saffron crocus and must be hand-harvested due to its fragility. The flowers are taken from the fields in the early morning as soon as they open and then transported to a facility where the three stigmas (attached to the crocus by yellow filaments called styles) and hand-separated from the blossoms.
Sans Pareil Saffron, "Just as nature intended" carries with it an ISO Certification that certifies its premium, Grade A quality. In addition, Afghan Saffron has been certified by the ITQI (International Taste & Quality Institute) as the world's best saffron.