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Saffron: One Exotic Pinch With Many Merits


Kesar: Threading The Golden Stigmas The other day a fellow baking-enthusiast gave me an interesting tidbit – it takes 75,000 saffron crocus flowers to produce less than 500 grams of saffron. Each flower is painstakingly handpicked and dried. From the stigma of every dried flower, three saffron strands (just 3) are threaded. That can’t be right! 500 grams is a measly amount for such a laborious process. But then I…

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