Your lips drop sweetness like honeycomb, my bride, syrup and milk are under your tongue, and your dress had the scent of Lebanon. Your cheeks are an orchard of pomegranates, an orchard full of rare fruits, spikenard and saffron, sweet cane and cinnamon.-Song of Solomon
Saffron has been revered since the dawn of human civilization, yet has resisted all forms of technology, and to this day can only be gathered by hand, just as in ancient Sumer three thousand years before the birth of Christ. Today more 90% of the world's saffron is grown in Iran. Eternity Saffron work with the finest suppliers to bring you pure, premium quality saffron. Saffron conjures up images of luxury and elegance. Queen Cleopatra of Egypt used to bathe in saffron. Alexander the Great used saffron to cure his battle wounds. Shen Nong, the father of traditional Chinese medicine, documented saffron's unique properties. Saffron is also deeply interwoven with the culinary traditions in many parts of the world, including Europe, North Africa and Asia. Here we present you with some of the most authentic and time-honoured recipes, including bouillabaisse from ancient France and traditional Valencian paella.