Does saffron lose its flavor?

The answer may not be as straightforward as it looks. The saffron used in cooking is mostly derived from the leaves of the saffron flower. However, there are several other ingredients that can impact its taste:

Saffron oil

A good butter used in saffron recipes

Salt (not including kosher salt)

What about the flavour of saffron oil? What role does the salt play? Some experts argue salt helps to soften the flavour of saffron but this was not the case for me.

If any of this seems off to you, consider this: saffron can be quite spicy at times. The best way to eat saffron is with oil and salt in a sauce that is deep enough that none of the spices on the knife get a taste of the heat.

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