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Why saffron is costly commodity ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 24 Sep '13 12:06 pm
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The saffron crocus are the dried stigmas of the flower itself. Each flower only produces three of these and the are so fragile that they have to be collected by hand. It's the scarcity of saffron and it's labour-intensive harvesting that makes this spice so expensive. Thankfully good saffron is very pungent an a little goes a long way. It's made from the stamens of a crocus. These are tiny and picked by hand, and it takes a large number of them to make even a small amount of saffron.
Answered by aflatoon, 24 Sep '13 12:52 pm

 
  
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It takes lakhs of strands to produce to produce one kg of the spice.The strands are then carefully dried, by placing them in a silk sieve over glowing charcoal embers for about forty five minutes. Although there are now modern methods of drying saffron, such as dehydration, in most cases, age old methods are still employed, such as drying the saffron in the sun.
Answered by hazir jawab, 24 Sep '13 12:14 pm

 
  
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It is too rare unlike saffron party
Answered by jameel ahmed, 24 Sep '13 02:47 pm

 
  
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Produce of climatic caring in smaller areas in places like Iran,Kashmir,Spain.
Answered by vishwabandhubajpai, 24 Sep '13 12:13 pm

 
  
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Because it is not just a green weed which grows in the wild
Answered by Vikram, 24 Sep '13 12:16 pm

 
  
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