Saffron a wounder and most expensive food item,
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1. Recognisation. (पहचान)
a. Saffron comes from saffron flower named saffron crocus or crocus sativus
b. The plant is 20-30 cm in height and bear upto four flowers.
c. Saffron flowers are available in fall through winter.
d. Saffron is sweet and husky when smelt.
e. Real saffron slowly turns the water yellow and retain its red colour.
2. Uses (प्रयोग)
a. It is used as colouring,essesing, flavouring agent in food items.
b. Can be used as remedy for many diseases like heart problem,blood pressure,liver,kidney diseases,cold cough and also in sexual problems.
a. Almost 50000 to 75000 crocus sativus plants are needed to produce 500gm of saffron.
b. One plant only produce three stigmas.
c. More than 2,20,000 stigmas are hand picked to produce 500gm of saffron.