Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus. It is characterized by a bitter taste and hay like fragrance.
It contains a carotenoid dye, that gives food a rich orange or golden- yellow hue. This makes saffron a much- sought ingredients in many foods world-wide. In India Kashmir is the main producer of Saffron.
It is used in biryani and desserts. Saffron milk beverage is also quite famous.
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