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Fous de Bassan, Gaspésie,
 Claude Bouchard 
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Pur Safran in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton

© Pur SafranThe legendary saffron flower is harvested from October to November for its pistil, a most powerful spice. Its unparalleled fragrance is highly desirable in the kitchen, and its spectacular colour makes dishes very appealing. Saffron, which is grown artisanally, keeps for three to four years when stored away from light.

Regardless of where it is grown, the plant comes from a single bulb. Genetically inimitable, it can only reproduce by dividing the bulb or through vegetative reproduction, meaning with human intervention. This type of culture therefore prevents any possibility of industrial production.

Luckily, a little saffron goes a long way, since it is very expensive. Be suspicious if you find it at a very low cost; it’s safer to buy it directly from the producer. Seize the opportunity to try out the various Pur Safran products sold exclusively through the onsite boutique in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton and discover the village made famous by storyteller Fred Pellerin! From June 16 to November 16, Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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