World’s most expensive food ~ Zaʻfarān

 

Saffron

Saffron

Saffron…

 Is used for its fragrance and beautiful golden color 

Cultivation reaches back more than 3,000 years

It comes from the Crocus flower

Very bitter to taste

A pound of dry saffron requires 50,000–75,000 flowers

Average retail price is $1,000  per pound

Grind with sugar cubes and add a touch of water to prep

‘Mesghal’ is the Farsi word used to measure Saffron

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4 Responses to “World’s most expensive food ~ Zaʻfarān”

  1. Recipe ~ Adas Polo Gheimeh Lapash « Mimi's Kitchen Says:

    […] & Pepper, Rice (2 cups) Spices: Saffron (tea spoon), Cinnamon (1 spoon), Advieh (1 spoon), Turmeric (1 spoon) Beans: Split Peas (1/3 […]

  2. Recipe – Cotlet « Mimi's Kitchen Says:

    […] & Pepper, 1 Egg, 1 Onion, Bread Crumbs 1 box Spices: Saffron (tea spoon), Cinnamon (1 spoon) Meat: Ground Beef 1.5lb (Alternative: Turkey, Tuna, Chicken) […]

  3. Recipe ~ Khoreshteh Bademjoon « Mimi's Kitchen Says:

    […] & Pepper, 1 Onion, 2 cloves of Garlic Spices: Turmeric, Saffron Meat: 6 pieces of chicken thigh on the bone Veggies: 6 Asian Eggplants  Other: 1 Jar of Ghureh / […]

  4. Michael Beyer Says:

    If you like saffron, you will love this rigatoni with braised chicken and saffron cream. It is unbelievable.
    http://michaelbeyer.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/rigatoni-with-braised-chicken-and-saffron-cream/

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