About Gathering of Saffron - 1GM
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Saffron is extracted from the dried stigmas of the purple saffron crocus and it takes between 70,000 and 250,000 handpicked flowers to make one pound of saffron. But since its a very potent spice, you only need to add a very tiny amount to a dish to get that special colour and aroma which is characteristic of this spice. Mix a strand with milk, add a bit to your curries, pulaos or dessert and watch its magic unfold. Other than Iran, Spain is another source for this wonderful spice, with the local terroir imparting its own strong colour and flavour.