Saffron crocus – Crocus sativus
Saffron crocus – Crocus sativus.
It has long been proud of the title of the most expensive spice in the world. This is due to the fact that for 1 kg of this yellow-orange spice, 100,000 to 200,000 saffron flower stamens must be manually harvested. In one day, pickers are able to collect only 60 to 80 grams.
The stigmas are collected along with part of the pistil, constituting the actual spice. Giving taste, aroma and color to sauces, soups and rice dishes. However, you should dose the spice properly, because too much saffron makes the dish bitter.