Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world

The high cost of this spice is to get one kilogram of finished product to grow about 170 000 colors.
Kilogram of finished product sells for $ 3500.
It was used as a means of imparting energy and love power to cure cataracts, and as an antidote, and as incense, conquering bad smells.

Blooming flowers of saffron, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)
Evidence of ancient sources say that saffron - one of the oldest known spices. He is mentioned as a valuable medicine and incense in Egyptian medical texts in 1500 BC, in the written sources of the Sumerian civilization, the Chinese medical books in 2600 BC, in the Old Testament.

Harvesting Saffron
Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Plantation Pampura occupy 4000 hectares
Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Woman separates stigmas from the flowers
Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Plate with stigmas

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Weigh the dried saffron before zapakovyvaniem

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Ready for sale saffron

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

Saffron - one of the most expensive spices in the world (13 photos)

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