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The Healing Benefits of Saffron and How to Grow It

Saffron, which is regarded as the world's most expensive spice by weight, is actually the stigmas of the purple crocus flower (Crocus sativus), which blooms once a year. Due to the fragile stigmas needing to be picked by hand, harvesting saffron is a labor-intensive job. Each saffron crocus plant contains just three stigmas it takes about 170,000 flowers to produce a single pound of this costly spice.  Read more...
 

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