david at vastrepast.com
Fri Oct 30 16:38:48 PDT 2009
They are also graded on color as well.
The Kashmir/Iranian seems to start at a higher color grade than the Spanish.
Www.saffron.com has a good explanation of the different grades etc.
On 10/30/09 1:41 PM, "Susan Lin" <susanrlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know all the ins and outs but coupe means cut. It is usually
> the middle expensive. It means that the yellow tips have been cut off
> leaving only the red. There is the Kashmir that is all red (the most
> expensive as far as I know) then the coupe and then there is the lower
> grade that still has the yellow. As for the difference in geographical
> regions I'd have to defer to someone else.
> On 10/30/09, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
>>> Spanish Coupe - $12.75/gram
>>> Spanish Mancha - $10.75/gram, $139.00/ounce
>> What is the difference between these two? Are "Coupe" and "Mancha"
>> different regions in Spain? Or are these referring to different grades
>> of saffron?
>> I saw a mention earlier of Iranian vs. Spanish saffron. How are these
>> different? Is there some reason, other than political ones, that I
>> might one type instead of the other?
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