Saffron crocus – Crocus sativus – Expensivest spice
Saffron crocus – It has long been the most expensive spice in the world. This is because for 1 kg of this yellow-orange spice, between 100,000 and 200,000 stamens of the saffron flower must be harvested by hand. In a single day, collectors can only collect between 60 and 80 grams.
The birthmarks are collected along with part of the pistil, which is the actual spice. Gives flavor, aroma and color to sauces, soups and rice dishes. However, the seasoning should be properly dosed, because too much saffron makes the dish bitter.