Many evidences prove this product have existed in the area of S. Gimignano since the 13th century.
Saffron has been almost exclusively used in dyes, but also in medicine and in cuisine.
Saffron, as you can see from its warm red-orange colour, contains many carotenoids: pigments which have effective anti-oxidation properties.
Saffron contains also vitamins B1 and B2 which make it an excellent digestive by favouring the fat metabolization.
S.Gimignano's saffron is packed in threads (the whole stigmas) to guarantee its purity. It belongs only to "category 1" as established by the EU product specification.