"Earth’s Gold", nature’s most precious plant...
the Saffron Flower, else known as the Krokos Flower.
Growing in Kozani, North Greece, & giving its name to the land where it comes from, the Krokos village. A unique flower with a beautiful story to tell... Krokos blossoms only once a year, every October, for barely two weeks, creating a purple magic carpet as far as the eye can see. The flowers are harvested daily, right after the morning dew has evaporated, & saffron antioxidants are at their peak. After all the flowers have been collected, the fields look empty, but by dawn, the Krokos blooms once again, blanketing the fields in beautiful purple flowers.
Petals are separated by hand from the saffron stigmas & stamens, immediately after being picked, followed by stigmas’ drying process, ensuring that the saffron is at its highest potency. A 150,000 blooms hand-picked by the villagers during the harvest, yield only 1kg of Krokos stigmas! A painstaking process, making saffron more valuable than gold itself.
A precious spice & the best saffron quality in the world, that has significant antioxidant properties, contributing to good health & well-being, while it enhances the taste & lends its appealing colour to many dishes, desserts & beverages.
Colours of greek yards & flavours of the Aegean summer, concentrated in a unique taste.