Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

The high cost of this spice is to obtain one kilogram of the finished product, it is necessary to grow about 170 000 colors.
A kilogram of finished product sells for $ 3 500.
It was used as a means of imparting energy and love virtue, to cure cataract, and as an antidote and as incense wins bad smells.

Blooming flowers of saffron, Jammu and Kashmir, India




 
Evidence of ancient sources say that saffron - one of the oldest known spices. He is mentioned as a valuable medicine and incense in Egyptian medical texts in 1500 BC, in the written sources of the Sumerian civilization, the Chinese medical books 2600 years BC, in the Old Testament.

Harvesting Saffron




Pampura plantations cover an area of ​​4000 hectares






Woman separating the stigmas from the flowers





Plate with stigmas

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