Saffron is the world's most expensive spice by weight,
having a strong perfumed aroma with a pungent, bitter metallic-honey taste which is used for cooking as a seasoning and coloring agent.
With the intense flavor and dying properties use sparingly in cooked and baked dishes.
The stigma, threads, strands or strings = 2 teaspoons whole, 1 teaspoon crumbled, 1/2 teaspoon powdered = 1 gram.
Saffron is used for coloring in rices, risotto, fish, paella, saffron buns, yeast cakes and flour.