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How To Bloom Saffron

Learn how to bloom saffron once and forever. This technique never fails and has been in my family for years and years. There is so much you can do with bloomed saffron!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Basic
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 1


  • ¼ tsp ground saffron never use the threads without grinding them
  • 2 ice cubes


  • Place the ice cubes in a small bowl or jar. Sprinkle ground saffron on top of the ice cubes and let it sit in room temperature until the ice is fully melted.
  • Use immediately or cover the bowl or jar and keep it in the fridge for up to a week.


  • It's advised not to use saffron during pregnancy. Please consult with your doctor before consuming saffron if you're pregnant. 


Serving: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg