- 2004

The excellent quality of Monreale Saffron is born of the respect for tradition and great attention to detail. The purple flowers of the saffron must be gathered only by hand, in the early morning as soon as they open. They are then palced in small baskets to protect them without crushing. Again by hand, the three stigmas are extracted and left to dry naturally, on wooden boards, until they become the red saffron trehads.
This procedure takes time and calls for skill and great care only at the end of this process will the best saffron receive the Monreale trademark.