Q.

How many threads/pinches of saffron in 1 gram?

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A.

1 gram is a fairly large amount of saffron (relatively speaking, it’s light & potent stuff!). Depending on the quality of your saffron, that could be as many as 32 servings!

We estimate (roughly) that there are about 560 threads in a gram – you can see our math here.

I assume you don’t want to count out individual saffron threads though. If you don’t want to buy a gram scale, here’s what I’d do. A lot of consumer packs of saffron come in between 1/2 gram and 1 gram (we sell ours in 0.8 gram packs). It might be easier to get a new package (or packages) and guesstimate the quantity by taking a portion of their listed weight.

– Question Submitted by Susie J.




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