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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
  • etc….

Saffron from the Crocus Sativus

The vivid crimson stigma and styles, so-called threads, are collected and dried for use.