It depends — the price per gram can be as much as 20-30 times higher than the price for raw materials. And a gram is not even a drop in the sea because it is highly pure.
What could be a more expensive vegetable than saffron to grow? Or more expensive to grow than other precious and highly precious materials?
Saffron is highly toxic to animals, to humans and to any bacteria that grows on a plant. So for any sort of application.
What is the difference between ‘Cultivars’ and ‘Fragrances’?
Saffron fragrances are often made with raw saffron flowers. These are often marketed under the ‘Gem or Fragrance’, which are made with resin extracted from saffron flowers of course.
In addition, many saffron products are ‘Fruity’ or ‘Natural,’ so for example saffron soap that smells like flowers is not a real saffron soap, it is a product made with ‘fruit or fragrance’ ingredients.
For more on the ‘Cultivars’ and ‘Fragrances’ it is highly recommended to read through the great article The Culturist’s Guide to Saffron.
Saffron is most often sold in two parts – a pure flower flower that’s picked and put into a resin, and a lotion, toner, cream or liquid, that can be diluted and used in many products.
For instance the ‘Fruity’ Saffron Gel in the beauty or fragrance category, the ‘Natural’ Saffron Shampoo/Conditioner on the feminine and home care category is sold as a pure flower and not with any other resin or ingredient of course — the whole of the product is water-soluble and thus cannot be adulterated with other fragrances etc.
As far as I know saffron flowers do come from all over the world. Do you know if it is possible in the USA to buy fresh saffron flowers in flower-colors that are not yellow?
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