Saffron, which was often referred to as “red gold” in the ancient world was prized for its luxurious scent, used as shampoo by Alexander the Great and bathed in by Cleopatra. Saffron was the most expensive spice in the world and still is to the modern day, costing $5300 per kilogram as of 2011. Saffron is prized not just for its taste but also for its color. Each saffron bulb produces 4 flowers, 1 at a time, over 5 - 6 days. Harvesting occurs for 1 month and is then over for the entire year. It ...
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