Saffron; the red gold

Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice. Actually, saffron is even more expensive than gold! That is why some people name it as the red gold.

Why is saffron so expensive?

75,000 saffron blossoms are required to produce one kilogram of saffron spice. Saffron is usually harvested by hand. Due to the complicated process of harvesting, saffron is the most expensive plant in the world.

Saffron we use as spice is actually the dried part of saffron flower, stigma. is the receptive tip of a carpel, or of several fused carpels, in the gynoecium of a flower. In other words, stigma is the female part of the plant. They need to be hand picked. Each flower provides just three narrow threads of stigmas! The red gold!

Not only is saffron a luxurious spice to use in your food, it is a beneficial ingredient that can help your general body health as it is a strong antioxidant. Let alone its use as a home remedy of insomnia, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.