Our Red Gold

Crocus Sativus, commonly known as saffron crocus, is a very beautiful purple flower, a delicate spice with very interesting medical properties.

The saffron flower is composed of 6 purple petals, 3 golden yellow stamens and three stigmas (filaments which when dried up gives spice).

Saffron flowers come out in October and the blooming lasts about three weeks.

Flowers are picked early in the morning while they are still closed to ensure high-quality saffron threads.

When the blooms are harvested, they are brought to the “stripping” area where the stigmas are very carefully removed manually: this process is tedious and meticulous, so this explains why saffron spice is so precious that it deserves to be called the “Red Gold”.

After the stripping comes the drying, which is the most important part to ensure the preservation and the purity of the product.

We produced Saffron in pureness, following biological cultivation techniques.

Our farmhouse is located in a pristine environment, away from sources of pollution and major highways.

The whole process is overseen by the Serafini family, committed to ensure the integrity of the product, from the packaging to the distribution in order to preserve the high quality of the “Red Gold” of Podere Sant’Antonio.