Three bright red thin strands! It is from these stigmas found inside the corolla of the saffron flower, where the precious spice is obtained. In XIV century a monk from the Abruzzi introduced this spice to Italy. But it seems that this cultivation was already widely scattered in the south of Italy, above all in Sicily.
Inspired by the desire to exploit and reintroduce a cultivation that has been present in the countryside of Enna, the cooperative “Oro rosso di Sicilia” was founded in 2007 by twelve young agricultural entrepreneurs.
The stigmas are left whole and not grounded to guarantee a high quality product.
Curiosity: To produce 1 kg of precious saffron, we need about 140,000 flowers. We need 70 flowers to produce 210 stigmas.