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South Bay sources for high quality saffron threads?

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South Bay sources for high quality saffron threads?

mrbenji | Jun 29, 2011 02:13 PM

Anyone have a good source for high quality saffron threads in the South Bay? Not looking for large quantities, as I want to make sure I wind up using it on a regular basis before springing for an ounce... for now I think 1 to 5 grams will do. I saw what I think was a 1g box at Bharat Bazaar (great Indian market in Sunnyvale) for $6, but I have not a clue about the quality.

I've visited saffron.com (based in SF) which seems to have high quality and reasonable prices... however they have no store front and no shipping option cheaper than $8, so it doesn't seem worth it to get less than 10g (works out to $4.60/g shipped). My informal poll of Spanish & Portugese co-workers didn't turn up anyone interested in splitting an order... they all bought ounce tins at some point and still have plenty.

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