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Do you know what the world's most expensive spice is? Known for its distinct flavor and ability to give food a golden yellow color, saffron is a highly-prized spice that is primarily produced in northern Iran. It comes from the stigmas of crocus flowers that thrive under the region's dry climate. Knowledge of saffron's intricate cultivation that has been passed in Iran from generation to generation. Besides cooking, saffron is also used in traditional medicine to treat cardiovascular issues and for possible cancer prevention. 

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These shots were pure eye candy. I love it 👌
Saffron Haynes
My name is Saffron 😂😋.
Zaran Saffron
We love this video! It is extremely beneficial for people who are not too familiar with saffron and where it comes from. Thank you for sharing the knowledge and love for saffron!
I've had saffron. You can buy a small jar for under $20. I hardly has a taste and there is no reason to use its yellow food coloring property because... you could just use food coloring.
Aamina S
What does saffron do for the ordinary people of Iran?
Maina woo bin
Kesar /saffron we Indians love it
Grab Myass
stupid comments get hundreds of likes but if I say something that actually relates to the video, I get zero. we naturally praise stupidity. That's why cash me outside girl is so damn famous! you did it America, you did it to yourselves! and let's not talk about our president mister biggest embarrassment since gorge Bush! 😡
pepsi sisu2
The narrator is shitty
its just beautiful!
Eva Dr.
Really? In Greece they grow saffron too but its not that expensive 😲
Deanna Fadavi
I'm Iranian, and it's actually much cheaper when you buy it while IN Iran. And boy it's delicious.
0:31 is such a gorgeous shot 😍😍😍
bernadette strubing
Saffron is very cheap here in the caribbean so i dont know why its so expensive in the US and other countries
bernadette strubing
most expensive plant hmmmmm ok i was thinkin coca plant and marijuana
Jungkook is my baby
Comment section is lyk cold war😂😂😂😂😂😂
Eileen Guibone
this is so beautiful
This is why usa wants the middle east they also want that oil and many more things. They use radical islam as an excuse to get it
Njoki Anita
If it's the most expensive in the world...I hope it's farmers are as rich. Irony...they are not
Remembering 1992
The alleged health-benefits of saffron are nonexistent. This is a marketing tactic to keep prices artificially high. Dried saffron is composed of 12% water, 65% carbohydrates, 6% fat and 11% protein (table).
Pizza & Lemonade
what about peruvian puff peppers
I thought it was a pair of eyes in the thumbnail for a sec
Mitch McLaughlin
hend goname
saffron is a definite must have in our kitchen.. I mean seriously. chicken tastes amazing with saffron
$6/gram isnt too bad. weed is more expensive than that.
Quantum Physics
1:50 Jake and Logan paul really need this like a god church
Anastasiya Post
without that music its only dirty people hard working manually. do they have working council? ironically
Mothusi Anderson
What was that music?!
Atok Grunge
this is islam land
bhuvan garg
dont worry soon China will develop a clone of saffron
alif alif
I wanna sleep on that field.
Joe Steen
$11 on Amazon...
Silvus Sol
The Spice must flow...
Reshma Bhatnagar
" in the world", Kashmiris would disagree, perhaps even the Spaniards!
kill ua
sshggujggujhhdrr trthgtyhh
so every thing coming from Iran and yet we at war with them.
Aaron tan
Listening to this guy try to pronounce the words kill me XD
Neo Deltå
Unlike with gold, this object's value is only ever apparent when you combine it with a dish or taste it. Other than that it's basically worthless.
Connor Pandoulis
is that borat?
YellowBigCat Gaming
marijuana is the same thing its a medical benifit, great profit on grow, and easy to grow
shreya xyzs
what the name of the music towards in the end?
I roll saffron and smoke it.
Li Smiles
Beautifully shot! 😊👏
mr. beat the indian out of me
india is saffron country not iran
No face No name
i fuckin love the saffron, best spice in whole world!
Nolhan Vasseur
Peeps, Catholic Does anybody understand larger this version naugh0.
O.J Fitness
"...creating JOY..."

if you know what i mean
everything supposedly cures cancer and gives you a boner at the same time! ask CHINA 🤣
John Bush
we could grow that here.arizona.
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