Saffron is one of the most historical and costlier spices in the world, this word is derived from Arabic word Zafaraan.it is first cultivated in Spain about three millennia ago. Saffron come from the stigma of crocus cartwrightianus the flower, his flower having the long stigma. Saffron was found in 7th century BC by a king named Ashurbanipal. firstly it is been to treat 90 sickness about 4000 years back and people pay high prices due to its rarity, so after that saffron was used in remedies.
After some time saffron is introduced in south Asia, Kashmir about 300 years ago. Saffron starts using in the Middle East and being utilised as a food seasoning, perfumes, hairs and clothes dye as well as in medicines.
Saffron would cost around $2,000 to $10,000 a pound, as we all know saffron is richest spice in the world just because of its rareness the flower from which stamen it is made of need high maintenance, and 1 flower have three stamen which should be picked by hand so its production require high labour cost, it is been surveyed that approximately 150 flower and valuable workers are required to produce 1 gram of saffron.
In market you may easily get low prise saffron but real saffron is highly valued in terms of price so, if you purchased a small quantity from renowned and you have paid enough then it is reliable or you may check by its structure real saffron are thread like evenly sliced and a mixture or red and yellow colour with yellow at one and red at another end, and at one end it has flute like shape all other are fake saffron.
Saffron or kesar used from ages and famous for its richness and quality most rare and one of the costlier spice because it is good for skin, health in every manner it protect us from infections, prevent skin diseases, relief from stress.