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How to avoid adulterated saffron

March 15, 2013

From Susan Taylor, for the Chicago Tribune:

Buy saffron as threads, because powdered saffron is easy to adulterate with turmeric or other cheaper spices. And, if the color looks very red and it was not very expensive, chances are it's a cheap substitute dyed red.

Read the rest of the article at for tips on avoiding other commonly doctored foods.


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