SAFFRON is the world’s most expensive spice. It is the stigma of the crocus flow­er and each one has approximately three strands of saffron.

It takes around 150 flowers – the stig­mas are removed by hand – to produce one gram of dry saffron threads. This la­bour-intensive method is one of the rea­sons the spice commands a high price.

Saffron contains many essential volatile oils, but the one that gives it its unique flavour is called safra...
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