Saffron is known as the most expensive spice per gram because harvesting it is so labor intense. Each crocus flower has just three stigmas which are hand pick then dried to create the precious strands.
Use: Saffron is especially good in seafood dishes, risotto, and other rice dishes. Also good in breads, beef stew, and sauces. Note, a little goes a long way.
Did you know: Saffron is used as a natural food coloring. Health Benefits: Saffron contains antioxidant properties and may protect against certain cancers. May reduce symptoms of digestive disorder, colic, menstrual cramps, and depression.