A to Z Saffron: Red Gold

Saffron is literally cooking’s golden child—with its deep orange hue bringing a vibrant color and flavor to any dish—and it’s also the most expensive spice in the world. Saffron has always been one of the world’s most expensive spices, treasured for its goldenrod color and rich, distinct flavor. Well, by the 16th century, it cost as much as gold and today, top-quality saffron will run you up to $10,000 a pound.

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