Saffron adorns the outskirts of Kashmir

A girl plucks saffron flowers in Pampore of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama District
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A girl plucks saffron flowers in Pampore of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama District
A girl plucks saffron flowers in Pampore of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama District

There are only two or three places in the whole world where saffron grows. Kashmir has the proud privilege of being one of these places.There are two locations in Kashmir where saffron grows. One of these two places is Pampore. A hundred Kg of fresh flowers yield about three Kilograms of dehydrated stigmas, which constitute the finest and the most expensive saffron, called “Shahi Zafran”, The remaining flower parts are processed further to abstain inferior grades called “Mogra Zafran”.

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