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.
Springtime (May – June)
It all begins with the ‘Crocus Sativus’ bulbs.
Each bulb is covered with layers that have to be peeled off until only one layer is left.
Before and after…
Bulbs are then graded into 4 different sizes
Size 1 : 11cm or more / Size 2 : 9 – 11cm / Size 3 : 8 – 9cm / Size 4 : 7 – 8cm
Find out more by clicking the link to watch the M6 report on our work (in French)