Saffron is the single most expensive spice in the world. Created using the stigmas of the saffron crocus it has a beautiful deep auburn colour to it and an accompanying sweet flavour.
Grown in a belt that stretches from Spain in the east all the way out to India in the west, its high cost stems from the fact that it takes no fewer than 250,000 stigmas to make a mere half a kilo.
A staple ingredient in some African and South Asian cuisine, it also works beautifully as a flavouring agent in a variety of fish dishes.
Allergy advice for Saffron:
For allergens including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in BOLD. May contain nuts and sesame
Warnings: Packed in a factory that handles various nut products
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