The most expensive spice in the world, with just one ounce costing more than $500.
used to color and flavor many Mediterranean and Asian dishes, particularly rice and fish & different types of breads. Three stigmas are hand picked on each flower and diced up into powder form and has a nice fall taste to it. With it's golden look and strong flavor of a spice it is mainly used by any for soup making.
Saffron contains 1 percent essential oil, the principal component of which is picrocrocin. With the "picro" being the stem and the "crocin" the fluid adding the rich golden color.
Saffron contains 0.5 to 1 percent essential oil, the principal component of which is picrocrocin. Shortly after Buddha died, his priests made saffron the official color for their robes. The dye has been used for royal garments in several cultures. Making this an sweet smelling spice and one to explore for one's with great taste. Something you can ad to your soup for 1 or 2 seasons.