Why Is Saffron So Expensive?

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    Harvesting saffron requires a lot of physical labor to get the flowers from the field to final packaging. The harvesting process plus its distinct flavor, smell, and color make it the most expensive spice in the world. It's used in kitchens across the world, as a fabric and skin dye, and may soon be used more widely for medicinal purposes.
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Anne Grey
Anne Grey

then why does saffron so cheap in Philippines?.. i bought a 5 mg. pack for just 12pesos when i got home last year...

Hour ago
Sanku Mukherjee
Sanku Mukherjee

It's called Jaffran in Bengali.

4 hours ago
Muhammad Mudassar
Muhammad Mudassar

What kind of people dislike this?

4 hours ago
Chill Out
Chill Out

0:22 I am the goblablagobloab

5 hours ago
Rawrzu
Rawrzu

i'll just take 2 pieces :D

10 hours ago
Samuel Karlsson
Samuel Karlsson

Stop robbing banks, ima go to a saffron farm bye

12 hours ago
SamSon5737
SamSon5737

IS NO GONNA MENTION THE GUY'S NAME? OMG

15 hours ago
Grigori Rasputin
Grigori Rasputin

I shit saffron

16 hours ago
Hal
Hal

it is very labor intensive, you have to cherry pick the small threads by hand

Day ago
maria constantinou
maria constantinou

Greece produce one of the best saffron in the world.

2 days ago
Rizwan Ahmed
Rizwan Ahmed

You can find this in Kashmir

2 days ago
Gym Nation 2.50
Gym Nation 2.50

INSIDER,let i know u worlds best saffron comes from Kashmir which isn't India.

2 days ago
My Passion
My Passion

Beware of China, they may produce Plastic Saffron.

2 days ago
Gorilla Chilla
Gorilla Chilla

Expensive and then pay 20p a week

2 days ago
Joe Cipriano
Joe Cipriano

I eat it often and I love it. Worth the price.

2 days ago
Juan Torres
Juan Torres

So...saffron is a kind of drug?

2 days ago
Jaffer Kassam
Jaffer Kassam

He is lying about labour payment in IRAN

3 days ago
Mir Yasir
Mir Yasir

I live in KASHMIR we have good quality saffron in the world

3 days ago
Siddhant Patil
Siddhant Patil

Believe me ,it's totally tasteless...i don't know why we pay so high price for useless thing.

3 days ago
Emil Dahle
Emil Dahle

Guess I'm not going to eat saffron now

3 days ago
Brick Collision
Brick Collision

Pakistan! Even has

3 days ago
Tasneem Banu
Tasneem Banu

Just look at the no of views and the no of subscribers . It's 2.4 m

3 days ago
TheBlightfulGamer
TheBlightfulGamer

*grows saffron in house* *_destroys economy_*

3 days ago
Jamir Temjen
Jamir Temjen

He is honest.

4 days ago
Kong Posh Saffron
Kong Posh Saffron

If anyone wants to 100% Pure Saffron, directly from Saffron farmers then, Whatsapp : +917298867627

4 days ago
Herb Tenderson
Herb Tenderson

If your girl is PMS'n just eat her ass out. Just make sure she bends forward.

4 days ago
Keith Purdue
Keith Purdue

It is incredibly delicious.

4 days ago
Everything Epic
Everything Epic

JUST DON'T USE IT!!

4 days ago
Jordan William
Jordan William

wot a stupid name a rash lol

5 days ago
Tony Teoh NL
Tony Teoh NL

So it's not expensive because it's mother of all super food, but simply because it's hard to harvest.

5 days ago
Lilkapaa
Lilkapaa

You forgot to mention that Greece is also producing alot of saffron.

5 days ago
janani anandh
janani anandh

I have tonnes of saffron in my home it makes you paler if you drink it with milk

5 days ago
Margie Loyola
Margie Loyola

I loved saffron so much. I use to put in my cupcakes.

5 days ago
Purrin Kitty plays and draws
Purrin Kitty plays and draws

What is the taste of saffron?

5 days ago
mark f
mark f

Saffron helped him memorise his name

5 days ago
Ikuna Sunnah
Ikuna Sunnah

Man i hate it here in florida every food resturaunt is a knock off

6 days ago
Ikuna Sunnah
Ikuna Sunnah

I heard its good for eyesight

6 days ago
Queen_T_12 _T
Queen_T_12 _T

Saffron isn't expensive.my local store sells them for £4.00. I am not lying

6 days ago
Ibitoroko Iyalla
Ibitoroko Iyalla

Saffron lights the victory march.

7 days ago
Colonel Merkur
Colonel Merkur

*WAIT WHAT* ??? I can just grab saffron from my background....

7 days ago
Raven Eckenberg
Raven Eckenberg

Turkey has saffron too actually so I'm surprised you didn'tn mention it. We even have a city named after saffron: Safranbolu, because it grows mainly there. I don't know to what extent we produce and market it though.

7 days ago
karn karn
karn karn

😃

7 days ago
Liam Sweeney
Liam Sweeney

That is the dumbest surname I've ever heard.

8 days ago
Hago Mal
Hago Mal

Iran used to have a very Quality Saffron that could even cure cancer. Unfortunately when arabs invaded Iran, it became extinct

8 days ago
Galactic Fire
Galactic Fire

0:24 Same

8 days ago
[WUT] Carlo
[WUT] Carlo

But can you smoke it

8 days ago
Bagabones Felis
Bagabones Felis

Waste of money. Grow some flowers at home. I have lived 50 years without it, not going to waste my money on this crap.

9 days ago
Toshiro Uchiha
Toshiro Uchiha

Wait if you take the stigma out of it does the plant grow a new one or is it basically like a human with genitals ?

9 days ago
Jerico Mariano
Jerico Mariano

We use that on ice cream

9 days ago
Viral Live
Viral Live

Both these three 🤣

10 days ago
Jhin The Virtuoso
Jhin The Virtuoso

We just throw them away.

10 days ago
Azhar Via
Azhar Via

It’s on in India it’s in #Kashmir

10 days ago
Ab. Hakeem Nazari
Ab. Hakeem Nazari

Afghanistan's Saffrons are better than Iran and the pictures with purple uniforms are belong to FAIZI SAFFRON co which are AFGHAN

10 days ago
Khushidash Patel
Khushidash Patel

2.7 you used ... all those worker are cheap! they don't behave as properly! HOW DARE YOU TALK LIKE THAT? were u used " Cheap" you are become one of them . you should teach them how to behave as properly. they're " cheap " that's why they're work with you still . otherwise they will kick you.

11 days ago
Pawan Kumar
Pawan Kumar

so misguiding ....shut up you stupid person... there is no slave system in iran... and people love their work its their livelihood...

11 days ago
Mags M
Mags M

I bought some cheaply in morocco

11 days ago
MICHAEL CRASH
MICHAEL CRASH

This is so embarrassing and pointless

12 days ago
nekochen
nekochen

Workers are paid $5 (max) a day... and they are sold for how much per pound?! I wonder how much is the daily cost to living in Iran.

12 days ago
DINDRAGON
DINDRAGON

>my name's Arash *GO BACK TO SAUDI ARABIA!*

12 days ago
Gyanendra Dehury
Gyanendra Dehury

Nice

12 days ago
absolute Mad LAD
absolute Mad LAD

It's cheap in Iran

12 days ago
Saitama
Saitama

You know how common this shit is in Afghanistan? I get a pound for 35$

12 days ago
Silly Fool
Silly Fool

So expensive why use?

12 days ago
Mahfuz Amad
Mahfuz Amad

I use saffron v much bcz It's available in kashmir

13 days ago
Neeraj Aggarwal
Neeraj Aggarwal

Largest production of saffron is in kashmir region India Saffron keep body warm in cold weather of kashmir

13 days ago
رستم خراسان
رستم خراسان

Acording to bbc since 2014 Afghanistan has the best qualtiy of #zaffron

13 days ago
STC
STC

Vanilla cost 600$ per pound. Make me wonder, how much Vanilla is in our 2$ per pound Vanilla ice cream???

14 days ago
Balaji AVR
Balaji AVR

Saffron with 'MILK IS THE BEST '

14 days ago
Imtiaz Hussain
Imtiaz Hussain

their is no slavery in iran but in us

14 days ago
Hail Storm
Hail Storm

Cool I'm elergic to the most expensive spice in the world

14 days ago
Ezaarkash
Ezaarkash

This guy Arash can't speak very well ..is he sure he is a post PhD student?

14 days ago
OMER KHALID
OMER KHALID

Kashmir produces worlds best quality...

14 days ago
Vanessa Rivaille
Vanessa Rivaille

Can you make saffron tea to relieve symptoms of PMS?

14 days ago
OHM-968692
OHM-968692

I love these kinds of stuff. This was so interesting

15 days ago
prasanta mohanty
prasanta mohanty

This is the dumbest answer I have ever heard about why Iran is most producer of Saffron. If labour is the reason then India or China supposed to be the most produced countries. That is the weather which produces naturally. You guys are producing it forcefully, Like you can not just grow anything at anywhere until the weather is perfect for that product. You should learn and research more buddy.

15 days ago
Akinsuyi olabode smart
Akinsuyi olabode smart

Saffron is used as hardcore for men...do we need to censor this bcos I don't know why it's not mentioned

15 days ago
Mubarakka Z
Mubarakka Z

And In India, Saffron is Produced only in Kashmir... Kashmir Saffron is famous here .. But World wide , Iranian and Spanish Saffron are famous..(according to my instincts😝)

16 days ago
John Smith
John Smith

2:06

16 days ago
Rohith k
Rohith k

i have two questions. Is it possible to plant this on home? and we need permission to plant it?

16 days ago
Al
Al

I love saffron and a little goes a long way. It's no wonder the markets have under lock and key.

16 days ago
made ariartha
made ariartha

sound like car brand

16 days ago
Satnam Chaubay
Satnam Chaubay

I'm from india I'm a saffron farmer (boss) now I know th price I'll sell it €€££¥¥₩₩$$ haha thug life

16 days ago
Aditya Murty
Aditya Murty

Why don't we mankind Genetically Engineer Safron Plants to yield more from a single plant of Safron.

16 days ago
Royle Hun
Royle Hun

The reason of growing Safron good for kind of healing. 99.99% safron uses are for medical purpose.

16 days ago
First Last
First Last

You can win scrabble if you spell his last name lol

16 days ago
Nala Hodjat
Nala Hodjat

I’m thanking my Persian grandparents for all the saffron they buy for my dinner.

16 days ago
Taoufik090
Taoufik090

Saffron-aromatized tea is the best I've ever tasted.

17 days ago
Marijuana Guy
Marijuana Guy

Saffron is retardedly overrated.

17 days ago
ShinykitofMoonclan
ShinykitofMoonclan

I wonder how long it took him to write his whole name in school

17 days ago
Harsh Deep
Harsh Deep

I was about to sleep, my eyes was literally closing. But the moment I heard his name I woke up completely. Now I'm not able to sleep.😐

17 days ago
aletha wright
aletha wright

18 days ago
Arooba Potter
Arooba Potter

We usually use saffron in rice....never knew it was that expensive

18 days ago
Joseph Russel Timpug Ison
Joseph Russel Timpug Ison

So the plant is like an investment :)

18 days ago
Sharath Yadav
Sharath Yadav

Love saffron ❤💞❤

18 days ago
Choudry Ali
Choudry Ali

Not India it grows in Kashmir. Kashmir is okopid by India bay fours shamed u amrecin and uropin I am sorry my English is not very good.......

18 days ago
alysson santos
alysson santos

And if USA is doing IT ?? It has to be Monsanto’s super seeds

18 days ago
alysson santos
alysson santos

5am-6am until 4pm ?? It had to be a dumb ass American influenced talking...you Lazy ass.... people work 12 hrs or more in the majority of the countries... you need a reality check, specially in USA people work 24/7 different shifts for more than 10 hrs and for lousy pay... where are you in bukingham palace ??

18 days ago
Claxiux
Claxiux

whilst im glad to learn about saffron as a daily consumer myself, i really need you newcomers now to move along and dont use saffron ever. We don't want a demand spike whilst production stays the same XD

19 days ago
Redblade
Redblade

The best way to bring the price of saffron right down is for people not to buy the stuff. Saffron is artificially priced high (like most products) in order to make it scarce and therefore, deceivingly make people pay an extortionate price for it.

19 days ago
youtuber_007
youtuber_007

Saffron fields are hipster heaven

19 days ago

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