Note: Literally the dried stigma from Crocus sativus, saffron is the world's most expensive spice. Over 75,000 flowers are required for each pound of saffron. Fortunately, a little goes a long way. It's used sparingly to add golden yellow color and flavor to a wide variety of Middle Eastern, African and European-inspired foods. Find it in the specialty-herb section of large supermarkets, gourmet-food shops and tienda.com. Wrapped in foil and placed in a container with a tight-fitting lid, it will keep in a cool, dry place for several years.
402 calories; protein 31.1g; carbohydrates 53g; dietary fiber 6.6g; sugars 5.9g; fat 6.8g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 110.7mg; vitamin a iu 2082.1IU; vitamin c 33.5mg; folate 100.8mcg; calcium 111.4mg; iron 3.3mg; magnesium 62.3mg; potassium 685.9mg; sodium 991.1mg; thiamin 0.8mg.