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Saffron is most Expensive Spice of the World.Expensive Spice. It is derived from dried part of the plant Crocus Sativus. The plant is a bulbous, perennial with globular corms, 15-20 cm high. It has 6 to 10 leaves present at anthesis, one to two flowers with a lilac-purple colour with perianth segments of 3.5 – 5 cm and style branches of 2.5 – 3.2 cm. The yellow style is deeply divided into three branches and the stigmata are bright red. Flowers are arising directly from the corms. Flowers have tri-lobed stigma, which along with the style tops yield the saffron of commerce. Saffron is harvested in months of Oct-Nov. It takes 150000 flowers to get 1kg of Saffron.
Saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand. Due to the amount of labor involved in harvesting, saffron is considered one of the world's most expensive spices. The stigmas better known as Saffron is used for consumption.
Saffron is Cultivated in India, Spain, Iran & some other countries like Afghanistan, Morocco. Kashmir Saffron is considered World's best Saffron. Though Iran is world's top producer of Saffron.
|Saffron USDA Nutrition Chart|
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||5.85 g||29%|
|Dietary Fiber||3.9 g||10%|
|Vitamin A||530 IU||18%|
|Vitamin C||80.8 mg||135%|