Exotica Saffron, our premium Kashmiri saffron consists of 100% Mongra Saffron, the highest grade of Saffron. Our company deals directly with indigenous farmers in Kashmir. Exotica Saffron is sourced directly from plantation to ensure purely 100% Mongra Saffron without any adulterations. Our saffron is prepared by removing style from stigma prior to drying in order to provide excellent flavor, aroma and dye. The saffron's stigma is plucked by hand through complex procedures and dried afterwards. Being red in nature, it contains a high level of a natural carotenoid dye that is often used in culinary to give a luminous yellow-orange stain to food. Saffron' s aroma is often described by connoisseurs as reminiscent of golden honey with grassy or hay-like notes. Its sweet and subtle aroma makes it a good choice among a high end luxurious beverage.