Liquid Saffron Extract is the convenient way of using saffron, just as most people now use natural Vanilla extract rather than whole Vanilla pods. With a significant shelf life of 18 months unopened and once opened 6 to 8 weeks (stored in the refrigerator) allows you to have saffron on hand for the unplanned occasion. Using Liquid Saffron Extract saves on preparation time and takes the guess-work out of handling costly saffron. Liquid Saffron Extract is a complex mix of the colour and flavour of saffron. This beautiful and distinctive red saffron colour stores natural extracts of saffron flavour and aroma for release during cooking.