PDO Saffron from Sardinia is an excellent product. Precisely because of its unique qualities, this precious spice has obtained the Protected Designation of Origin. Sardinian saffron is different because it is particularly aromatic, has a higher colouring power and important eupeptic effects (i.e. it facilitates appetite). PDO Sardinian Saffron Janas food is a Slow Food Presidium and an organic product. It occurs in its natural state in the form of filaments, known as stigmas, which are red in colour and have a strong, very intense aroma. A few stigmas are enough to flavour many dishes. Sardinian saffron is used in many first courses and fish dishes, and is the main ingredient in many traditional desserts. How to use saffron stigmas? Before using saffron in your dishes, pulverise it by toasting it using a heat source, taking care not to burn it. Then wrap the heated stigmas in paper.


Organic saffron, organic extra-virgin olive oil (traditional practice of moistening the stigmas as laid down in the production regulations).


Use Saffron in fish or seafood soups, in ricotta cheese-based desserts, in pasta sauces such as the classic Malloreddus alla Campidanese or in Ragout.




PDO Sardinian Saffron is a spice obtained by roasting the stigmas of Crocus sativus L., a herbaceous plant belonging to the Iridaceae family, about 15 cm tall and consisting of a hypogeous apparatus (bulbous), leaves and flowers. The three main components of the product (crocin, responsible for colouring, picrocrocin, a bitter glycoside that gives flavour, safranal, responsible for aroma) are present in greater quantities than other known saffron. The production area of PDO Sardinia Saffron falls within the villages of San Gavino Monreale, Turri and Villanovafranca, in the province of South Sardinia, in the Region of Sardinia. In order to keep the organoleptic properties intact, PDO Sardinia Saffron is stored in hermetically sealed glass, tin or stainless steel containers, protected from light and air. After opening the package, store it in hermetically sealed containers in a dark, dry place.