Saffron: a high maintenance love affair
Saffron production is a labour of love – a process so labour intensive that it is hardly surprising that the fiery coloured spice is the most expensive in the world.
Once the stigmas have been cut off, you obtain fresh saffron!
The fresh saffron is dried and loses up to 80% of its weight.
You end up with dry saffron, which should be light and brittle.