If using saffron, crush/grind it into small pieces with a mortar and pestle. Combine the spices in a bowl and stir well to combine.
Use as desired. Store in an airtight ziplock bag or jar.
Storage: Store in an airtight jar or container, in a cool and dark space, for up to 6 months. You can also place a silicon packet in the container to help keep the spice mix dry.Fresh Spices: While you might think spices stay fresh for years, that sadly is not true. While ground spices do not go bad, they will become less flavorful after 6 months of storage. So try to use freshly purchased spices for the best flavor.Skip the Annatto: Depending on what you are cooking, like if you are making Puerto Rican beans, you may choose to skip adding the ground annatto. Always check the recipe you are using to make sure it does not specify to use sazon without annatto.Saffron: Saffron can be an expensive ingredient and is optional. You can usually find smaller, more affordable amounts sold in the Latin/ethnic aisle at most large grocery stores.Ground Turmeric: Some people skip adding tumeric, however it is commonly added to most store bought sazon blends, has great health benefits, and helps to add color as well.Sodium-Free: If your diet requires you to be low sodium, making your own seasoning blends is the perfect way to control the amount of salt. You can leave it out completely or add of half the amount!