Uses of saffron

@article{Basker2008UsesOS,
  title={Uses of saffron},
  author={D. Basker and M. Negbi},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={37},
  pages={228-236}
}
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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