Origin of the saffron crocus traced back to Greece:
Since ancient times, saffron has been giving dishes a golden-yellow hue and an aromatic flavour. The use of the stigmas of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) is depicted in frescos from Crete and Santorini, which are as old as 3600 years. Nowadays, the valuable plant is mainly cultivated in Iran accounting for more than 90% of the saffron production.
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Map of Ancient Greece illustrating the distribution of saffron:
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I thought you would like this Richard.
You bet! crocus flowers, also called snow drops here in Canada, are very common and they blossom right through the snow in early March!!!
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