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Harvesting the World’s Most Expensive Spice!!

Kashmiri saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, and for good reason. Found only in a certain region of Kashmir in northern India, farmers have been harvesting the red gold for hundreds of years.

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For farmer Ali Mohammad Dar, saffron holds a special place in his heart. Passed down for generations, it is at the heart of Ali’s family, helping them thrive, all while adding to India’s culinary legacy.

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”.Kashmir is considered one of the three prominent cultivating places of saffron all over the world.

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The vivid crimson stigmas and styles, called threads, are collected and dried to be used mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. Saffron, long among the world’s most costly spices by weight, was probably first cultivated in or near Greece.