Filed under: Knowledge
that safron comes from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, and it takes 75,000 blossoms or 225,000 hand-picked stigmas to make a single pound. This makes it the world’s most expensive spice.
Another interesting fact about saffron is that it contains a poison that acts on the central nervous system and damages the kidneys. Large doses can have severe effects; 10 to 12 grams is a fatal dose for human beings! [source]