The main difference while using saffron pistils instead of saffron powder is that you can’t just add them to your dish. Pistils, in fact, need a 40 minutes treatment in tap water, in order to release their typical aroma. If you love a stronger saffron scent you just have to leave the pistils a little bit longer in warm (not boiling) water and wait for more gold to spread! Once ready, filter it with a cloth and add it to your recipes to boost taste and metabolism! Rossoraro processes only organic saffron from Sicily, grown in the Etna area, is a pinch of pure red gold in your cuisine.