1Saffron – Price: $1600 – $5000/pound
Saffron is the stigma of the Crocus sativus flower, native to Central Asia.
This Indian spice contains more than 150 volatile compounds.
The taste? Like hay and sweet. The looks? Metallic honey with hay or grassy notes.
Even though saffron is grown and harvested in many areas all over the world, what makes it special, as well as the most expensive spice in the world, is the difficulty involved in harvesting it.
Each flower has 3 stigmas and once acre (that’s about 80.000 flowers) are needed to obtain 1 pound of this expensive spice. 14.000 threads equals 1 ounce of saffron.
A pound of saffron costs between $1600 and $5000.
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