This high-grade Kashmiri saffron is from India, is known as kesar. Saffron is dried yellow-orange stigma of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). It is the world’s mostexpensive spice, it takes anything from 70,000 to 250,000 flowers to make one pound of saffron.Saffron is the important ingredient in Indian recipes of rice, sweets, and ice-creams, indispensable ingredient in such famous dishes as Paella, essential in the preparation of its famous Risotto.brSince heat releases saffron’s flavor essence, it needs to be steeped in hot water, broth or milk before being added to food.For every teaspoon of saffron, add 3 teaspoons of liquid; soak for a minimum of two hours. The leaves will expand to 1 1/2 times their dry size. Saffron adds a delicate tart flavor, deep yellow-orange color and a characteristic aroma.