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Famiglia Favuzzi

Favuzzi safran & salt

Description

A lovely shade of orange, this blend of large grains of salt and saffron threads features the slightly bitter taste of this precious spice, enhanced with a hint of turmeric.

Uses

Sprinkle our saffron salt over your risottos, paellas and fish soups. It is also delicious with mussels and other seafood.

Distinctives attributes

Our salt is sourced from the Trapani and Paceco nature reserve in Sicily, an area comprising nearly 1,000 hectares, home to salt flats for many centuries. Today, the salt is still harvested partly by hand, following an ancient method, and crushed using wind energy, thanks to the many windmills still standing. 

Origin

Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

History and anecdotes

Saffron comes from the stigma of crocus flowers. About 150 flowers are needed to make just one gram of the spice. It is an important ingredient in traditional recipes from Italy's Abruzzo region. The crop was at the heart of the region's economy in the Middle Ages and is now making a comeback.

Ingredients

Whole sea salt from Trapani (Sicily, Italy), saffron 1%, turmeric.

The artisanal business Casina Rossa (red house in Italian) has been based in the Abruzzo mountains for two generations. The cooks prepare typically Italian specialties following their grandmothers’ methods, such as simmering tomato sauces over low heat. The company focuses on using the best local products and superior quality ingredients. The artisans’ talent and know-how are the reason Favuzzi chose them to make its branded tomato sauces and truffle olive oil.