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Saffron is $100 an ounce because it must be hand-picked from the center of the crocus sativus, a flower similar to the appearance of the spring crocus. Its flavor is often described as bitter.

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Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". Saffron crocus grows to 20–30 cm (8–12 in) and bears up ...

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What is saffron? Recipes and tips for cooking with saffron, cost of threads, saffron health benefits and saffron oils. Origin and trivia.

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Our saffron threads are harvested in Iran and is the highest quality saffron rated a Category I which provides the best saffron aroma, color and flavor.

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Learn more about saffron nutrition facts, health benefits, healthy recipes, and other fun facts to enrich your diet.

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Saffron contains many plants derived chemical compounds that are known to have been antioxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.

www.seriouseats.com/2011/01/spice-hunting-saffron-how-to-use-guide.html

Jan 6, 2011 ... At a price of $2000 to $10000 a pound, saffron is far and away the most expensive food on earth, way more than truffles, caviar, and real ...

www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-844-saffron.aspx?activeingredientid=844

Find patient medical information for SAFFRON on WebMD including its uses, effectiveness, side effects and safety, interactions, user ratings and products that  ...

www.thespicehouse.com/superior-grade-spanish-saffron-whole

The uses of saffron are varied: chicken soup, rice dishes, and saffron bread are probably the most common. Any good bouillabaisse (fish stew) will feature ...

www.thekitchn.com/inside-the-spice-cabinet-saffron-122034

Oct 1, 2016 ... Like truffles, some people find saffron completely intoxicating and addictive. But what is it, why is it the most expensive spice out there, and is it ...