5 Facts About World's Most Expensive Spice Saffron You Didn't Know 

Saffron harvesting is done in the Southern part of Pampore and it is a sight to behold. It is one of the very few places in the world that harvests Saffron. 

Farmers handpick and collect the flowers, separate the stigma, and dry them for around 12 hours. 

The process is very strenuous and takes about 370 hours to 470 hours to make 1 kg of saffron from about 15,000-16,000 flowers.

Better harvesting means better aroma and magical red colour. Proper care results in an unbelievable smell too.

Though there is no scientific evidence to prove it, many suggest that saffron is rich in antioxidants and is used for medical uses too.