Saffron, the oldest and the most steepy spice that originates from the stigmas of the purple crocus sativus plant. Saffron is a piquant, aromatic, and earthy flavored spice that gives everything cooked with it a brilliant yellow tint. As there are very few stigma in any one flower, it takes 150,000 flowers to produce one kilogram of dried saffron .
Each flower only contains three of the yellow orange stigmas that must be hand picked. It is an enduring spice with a globular cormoid which grows up to a height of 15 to 20cm.The corms remains in flower leaf in between the months of October to May. These flowers have both male and female organs (hermaphrodite and are pollinated by Bees and butterflies.