Saffron is a spice obtained from the flowers of the saffron crocus, a member of the iris family first cultivated in ancient Greece. Additionally, saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, is very expensive due to the amount of labor required to produce just a little saffron. Luckily, you need only a few threads in your recipe, making a gram enough for dozens of uses. Loaded with Zeaxanthin (and, to a lesser extent, lycopene and beta-carotene), vitamin B2, riboflavin and crocin.
*****1 GRAM OF WHOLE THREADS OR GROUND*****