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Norfolk Saffron at Burnham Norton receives highest rating for its 2020 crop

Norfolk Saffron, based at Burnham Norton, is celebrating news that its 2020 crop has maintained its top quality rating.

Business founder Dr Sally Francis, said: "We’ve just had news from the laboratory in France that our 2020 saffron crop has again attained ISO 3632 Category I, the top grade.

"This year’s colouring strength rating was within a whisker of last year’s, and is 277.2. This is a measurement of the saffron’s power. Putting the result into perspective, Category III saffron has a colouring strength of 150-plus, Category II 170-plus, and Category I is 200-plus."

Dr Sally Francis, of Norfolk Saffron.
Dr Sally Francis, of Norfolk Saffron.

She also said that the end of 2020 had been very busy with online sales making up for the cancellation of the Christmas fairs.

Norfolk Saffron is due to be featured in 2021 in a forthcoming episode of well-known TV show Escape to the Country after a film crew visited the business in September.

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