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Saffron Species

There are various types of saffron. Spanish saffron may be recognized by its longer threads and its yellowish hue. However, there is not too much Spanish saffron around because only 1500 kilograms of Spanish saffron is produced annually.

Spanish saffron can be found on the high plains of La Mancha. In fact, a certain celebration is commemorated every last weekend of October to honor Spanish Saffron. Also, all of those in the region are associated with the spice.

In contrast to the other varieties of saffron, Spanish saffron is toasted. Other varieties like the saffron from Iran, India, Greece and Morocco are dried in the sun.