If we look at a saffron pack, we will face a large number and various shapes of saffron threads, so, how we can answer this question, how many saffron threads are in a gram?
We have a good and trusty method, we can pick a random saffron pack and start counting it.
How Many Saffron Threads are in a Gram?
In short, there are 550 – 600 saffron threads in a gram of premium saffron spice.
We have a saffron pack with 1.5 g saffron, and we want to count it.
We have various types of saffron stigmas in this saffron pack. Some of them are short, and some of them are long and we count two tiny threads as one long thread.
In this step, we counted 100 saffron threads and separated them from the rest of the strings to continue counting the rest of the strings.
We got to 300 threads in this step, and after counting the whole threads, we counted 890 threads. This amount of threads was in 1.5g saffron, and we can estimate about 550 – 600 threads in 1g saffron.
Of course, the number of saffron threads in 1 gram is relative to the type of saffron. Our saffron was the premium type of saffron, and if you consider other classes, you may gain a different number.
Applications of One Gram of Saffron
This amount of saffron is almost enough Consumption for two months for a family of four. We can use it for cooking various foods such as saffron risotto, saffron rice, and saffron soup or make multiple drinks such as saffron tea, saffron milk, or saffron syrup.
Remember that you should grind and brew saffron when you need it, and if you brew saffron and store it for an unknown time, its shelf life is probably reduced, and its quality gradually decreases. But, if we store saffron in the initial state, we can maintain it for at least two years.