Are There Any Substitutes for Saffron?
Q: What can I use as a substitute for saffron? Are there any spice blends that work in its place?
Sent by Joan
Editor: Saffron has a very unique flavor and aroma that’s tough to replicate. Some would even argue that there is no substitute for this spice. Some people may opt for using a smaller amount of turmeric, which can come close to mimicking saffron in color, but it’s not a direct substitute in terms of taste.
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Readers, what do you think — is there anything that can be used as a substitute for saffron?