Saffron is referred to as “red gold”. It takes 75,000 saffron flowers to get one pound of saffron spice. Saffron comes from a flower named that originated is in Greece. Crocus sativus It takes an excessive number of thread-like stigmas to create saffron. It is usually hand-picked before the flower blooms.
Saffron is harvested manually which makes it rare and valuable and hence, it is the most expensive spice in the world. It is mostly found in the Mediterranean, Asia Minor, and Iran, although Spain, France, and Italy.