Paella contains real saffron. This is one of the most expensive spices in the world — with 1 kg costing between 30 and 40.000 euro since you need about 180.000 flowers (check the video how beautiful the flower is). On the other hand, you only need 1 gram to prepare 100 meals.
Saffron is harvested by hand from the Crocus sativus and has many health benefits:
- powerful antioxidant
- improves mood and lowers depressive symptoms
- aid weight loss
- act as an aphrodisiac
- reduces heart disease
- lowers blood super levels
- improves memory
Saffron from the Crocus Sativus
The vivid crimson stigma and styles, so-called threads, are collected and dried for use.