Why Are Spices Like Saffron so Expensive?

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 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.