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What are the benefits of saffron?
“Saffron is a powerful spice high in antioxidants. It has been linked to health benefits, such as improved mood, libido, and sexual function, as well as reduced PMS symptoms and enhanced weight loss.” (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/saffron)
Why is saffron so expensive?
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and is more expensive than gold! The high cost is due to the labor intensive hand harvesting process. Each flower contains 3 strands of threadlike stigmas in the center which is the saffron we know.
How to tell if saffron is fake?
Unfortunately, there is a lot of fake saffron out there that is died red to imitate high quality saffron. Saffron should be incredible fragrant and not have a strong bitter metallic taste. Additionally when you put saffron in water it should float. Often times fake saffron will sink due to the dyes or chemicals used.