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Saffron: The World's Most Expensive Spice

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With its dark orange strands and honey-like, slightly bitter flavor, saffron has made a name for itself as a gorgeous, exotic and expensive spice that rivals the value of gold. Saffron is the dried stigma of the beautiful blue saffron crocus flower. Laborers must pluck the delicate stigmas of anywhere from 50,000 - 75,000 blossoms in order to produce a single pound of the spice. As you can imagine, harvesting requires an exceptional amount of labor and is the reason saffron is indeed the most expensive spice in the world. Fortunately, a little bit of saffron goes a long way....

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