Saffron: A very special spice

1 gram of saffron costs up to €14. That makes it one of the most expensive spices in the world. The reason? Lots of manual work and a harvest that lasts just 2 weeks each year.

Saffron Flower

Saffron is grown in only a few countries around the world – including Iran, India and Morocco. Spain is one of the saffron-growing regions in Europe. Here, METRO is supporting local producers so that it can offer high-quality saffron to customers. Castilla-La Mancha, a region in central Spain, grows the world´s best saffron, according to saffron producer Jesús Sánchez Cruza. So what makes it so special? It´s the natural, traditional methods of harvesting, cleaning and roasting that makes the difference.

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