Where Can I Buy Saffron In South Africa

What is a Saffron?

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and coloring agent in food.

Where Can I Buy Saffron In South Africa?

Saffron king of Spices

Address: The link Complex, CNR of James Crescent and, Old Pretoria Rd, Halfway House, Midrand, 1685, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6 pm

Phone: +27 73 882 4862

Saffron Spice Box Pavilion

Address: Corner of Harry Gwala Road The Pavillion Shopping Centre Shop 6, Checkers Hyper Dawncliffe Westville, Durban, 3629, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 7 pm

Phone: +27 31 266 2119

Saffron And Spice Foods

Address: 318 Tara Rd, Wentworth, Bluff, 4052, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6 pm

Phone: +27 81 218 7838

Spice City

Address: 24 Reen Ave, Athlone Industria, Cape Town, 7764, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:30 pm

Phone: +27 21 699 0554

How much does saffron cost in South Africa?

R250 000/kg

In South Africa, saffron (sometimes referred to as “red gold”) retails for as much as R250/g (or R250 000/kg).

The hefty price tag is attributed to the labor-intensive harvesting methods followed – from picking the flowers to removing the threads – which is all done by hand.

Is there a market for saffron in South Africa?

The global market for saffron is huge, but the demand in South Afrcia is still relatively small.1

Where does saffron grow in South Africa?

Engelbrecht says the saffron he has been growing on land between the Northern Cape’s Williston and Calvinia exceeds the (quality) of imported products in flavor and aroma. This superior quality is reflected in the sales price.

How long does saffron take to grow?

Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus) create quick jewel-toned flowers in the fall garden in about 6-10 weeks (sometimes as little as 4-6 weeks) after being planted. They can be planted in the garden in zones 6-10 or can be used in containers on a patio or grown indoors.