It is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus. Its aroma and taste make it great for usage in food as refreshment and even for making beverages.Saffron also contributes a luminous yellow-orange colouring to foods. It can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice. Saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand. Due to the amount of labour involved in harvesting, saffron is considered one of the world’s most expensive spices. The stigmas are also used to make medicine.