Uses of saffron

  title={Uses of saffron},
  author={D. Basker and M. Negbi},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • D. Basker, M. Negbi
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
  • The uses of saffron through the ages are discussed. Originally prized both as a medicament and as a dyestuff, these applications have declined in modern times; it has also been used as a perfume. The primary market now is as a food spice—by far the world’s most expensive. 

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