Originating from Asia and cultivated around the Mediterranean Sea. Saffron is an expensive and rare spice that is grown in Morocco at the foot of the Siroua mountain near Taliouine. It is the capital of saffron in Morocco.
Saffron is a spice from the Crocus Sativus. 3 stigmas connected by the "style" are in the heart of the blue flower. The stigmas are dried and used in cooking to season dishes, desserts or as a dye, but it is also used for pharmaceutical preparations.
It is the most expensive spice in the world per kg, but in use, saffron is as expensive as a good pepper, considering how little is used in a dish.
Saffron spice is characterized by its bitterness. It contains crocine, which gives the golden yellow color to the dishes. These characteristics make saffron a very popular spice for many culinary specialties in the world.
Saffron is also used in medicinal applications.