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12 Nov

Bikini Undercover: Is Saffron Worth Its High Price Tag?

Posted by Bikini Owner

saffron spice

Looking to give your food a colorful boost while simultaneously improving your health? Then cooking with saffron is undoubtedly a first-class choice.

Saffron comes from the stigmas of crocus flowers and is used mainly in Mediterranean and South Asian cooking. It’s a prized spice that tastes sweet and slightly bitter at the same time, and it gives food a bright yellow color. Think: Persian rice, Indian curry and Spanish paella.

But saffron is the world's most expensive spice, coming in at upwards of $1,500 per pound. We'll allow you a minute or two to recover from the sticker shock.

So we had to ask, what’s so great about saffron anyway?

Behold, the fruits of our investigation.