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

The Priciest Substances on the Planet: Saffron Cost: $11.13 per gram or $5,040 per pound What you do with it: Saffron is a flowering plant that can be used in natural remedies for everything from depression to menstrual cycles.

Translucent polymer clay and spices. Although I've got to say, if you're using saffron to pigment polymer clay, you'd better be hanging that piece off some gold wire and offsetting it with precious stones, because that clay just got *elevated*. Eight bucks for four-tenths of a gram is what saffron costs round here. omfg.

Saffron Crocus-Saffron Crocus does have a rightful place on the most expensive flowers list because its stamens are cultivated to produce the spice saffron, which is the most expensive spice in the world. Saffron costs $1,000 or around £600 per pound.

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Have you ever made a shopping list for a recipe that contained saffron and found yourself knocked out by the price? Saffron is hands down the world’s most costly spice, it compares with the price of gold and there’s a good reason why. Saffron comes from some of the world’s most exotic locations – Kashmir, Greece and Morocco. It’s produced by hand picking the part of a flower that catches pollen. Slightly tedious work to say the least! The threads are cut off, then laid out to dry and cure…

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from Reuters

Among the fields of saffron

http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/11/13/among-the-fields-of-saffron/ Fayaz Kabli

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