Images of Saffron

Saffron is a spice documented as long ago as the seventh century B.C. and is derived from the Crocus Sativus, or saffron crocus, which is not found in the wild and is assumed to be a descendant of a crocus variety originating in Crete. Saffron is native to Greece and parts of Asia, and today Greece, Spain, India and Iran produce the majority of the world's supply.

The most expensive spice in the world

Although the saffron crocus is easy to cultivate, it is the intensive labour required for harvesting and the low plant-to-product ratio that makes saffron so expensive.

Professional saffron pictures for your publication

At Colourbox you are sure to find the saffron pictures you require for your latest project. Colourbox has thousands of photos, images and vectors for you to choose from, so whether you are seeking pictures of the spice itself, photos of enticing dishes cooked using saffron or images of the pretty saffron crocus, you can be certain to find just what you are looking for.

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