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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 (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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