[Sca-cooks] Curious about a spice.

ranvaig at columbus.rr.com ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Fri Mar 14 20:50:04 PDT 2008

>  Azafran Bolita

Apparently the scientific name is Ditaxis heterantha.
I'd treat it like safflower not true saffron.  Or add enough to get the color you want.  Doesn't sound like it adds as much taste as true saffron.



Ditaxis heterantha Zucc. (azafrán de bolita), a plant of the Euphorbiaceae family, grows wild in the semiarid regions of Mexico. Its seeds are used by the inhabitants of the regions where it grows to give color and to enhance the flavor of food.

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