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Saffron: Spice
Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried to be used mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. Saffron has long been the world's most costly spice by weight. Although some doubts remain on its origin, it is believed that saffron originated in Iran. However, Greece and Mesopotamia have also been suggested as the possible region of origin of this plant. C. sativus is possibly a triploid form of Crocus cartwrightianus. Saffron crocus slowly propagated throughout much of Eurasia and was later brought to parts of North Africa, North America, and Oceania.


Bengal violence: BJP, RSS question silence of liberals

Saffron leaders are not only aghast at the police inaction in the killing of an RSS worker and his pregnant wife and child, they have also expressed anguish over the alleged silence of the 'liberals'..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP now main opposition party in Sikkim with 10 SDF MLAs joining its fold

Saffron juggernaut continues in North East.
DNA - Published

Saffron a proud Indian colour, happy to wear it: Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor said why should he surrender saffron to any political conviction.
DNA - Published

Saffron threat forces Didi to rope in Prashant Kishor

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IndiaTimes - Published

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