Saffron is a highly valued spice derived from the dried thread-like stigmas of the Crocus sativus flower. It is renowned for its distinct flavor, aroma, and vibrant yellow color. Due to the labor-intensive harvesting process, saffron is one of the world's most expensive spices. Apart from its culinary use as a spice and natural food coloring, saffron has a long history of medicinal use.
In cooking, saffron is used to add flavor and color to a wide range of dishes, such as paella, risottos, and other rice dishes. It is known for its subtle taste and aroma, and a small amount can impart a rich and distinctive flavor to the food