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Saffron

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Saffron

Can you buy Saffron in the souk?

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Castril De La Pena...
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1. Re: Saffron

Yes you can, but Morocco is a hotbed of fake goods, so beware of adulterated product, see https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/foo…

iI buy mine in the UK and Spain.

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2. Re: Saffron

If you know what you’re doing you can buy saffron for much less than you’ll find at home.

penna
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3. Re: Saffron

I agree with Tim. Almost all the saffron I see in the souk is low quality and being sold at high prices.

I am spoiled by the high quality Spanish saffron I can get at reasonable prices at home.

Castril De La Pena...
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4. Re: Saffron

I’ve even been disappointed in the saffron sold in Taliouine which is the centre of the crocus growing industry. Without transport and middleman cuts you’d expect the prices to be reasonable, but not so.

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Morocco is second largest producer of saffron in the world.Saffron from Talioune is a certified label. How to tell real from fake? Real is deep red, aroma is smoky musk .in water it floats and goes yellow. Any saffron that smells musty dusty and has yellow or white threads is usually mixed with cornsilk. Good saffron will cost anything from 5 to 6 euros a gramme. Less than that you re getting fake. Lots of spice shops sell real saffron; you need good referral from riad or friends

Castril De La Pena...
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6. Re: Saffron

But when you go to saffron centre on the main road through Taliouine they talk about the various grades of saffron. I might be naturally suspicious but to me this sounded like the opportunity to sell essentially the same product at different price points.

https://www.smoothquality.top/100-grams-pure…

The advert above is another suspicious deal, offering 100g of 'pure organic high grade saffron' for €38 (special price instead of €120). If it was €5-6 per gram it would be €500.

I buy saffron in Spain for far less than €5-6 per gram, I'm headed out to Spain next week and if I can remember I'll report back on the price.

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