Crocus sativum L.
Stigmata of dried saffron flower, red and bitter and intense flavor specific flavor.
He is originally from East and was introduced into Spain by the Arabs. The most prestigious is that of La Mancha, but also grown in Italy, Greece, Iran and South America. About 120,000 flowers are required to provide one kilo of saffron, which explains its high price.
With great coloring power, its use in fish soups (bouillabaisse), rice dishes and desserts.