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February 14, 2019 - EATER

‘This Land Is Meant Only for Saffron. Without It, It Means Nothing.

‘This Land Is Meant Only for Saffron. Without It, It Means Nothing.
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Saffron fueled Kashmir’s local economy and culture for centuries, but its days might be numbered.

Due to ongoing regional violence, droughts, and the still-unfolding effects of climate change on the land, Kashmiri saffron has slowly begun to disappear.

Kashmiri saffron is the sweetest, most precious spice in the world. Its strands are thicker and more fragrant than its counterpart from Iran, which accounts for more than 90 percent of the world’s saffron production.

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