SAFFRON GROUND: Saffron's aroma is often described by connoisseurs as metallic honey with grassy or hay-like notes. Its taste has been referred to as hay-like and somewhat bitter. Saffron also contributes a luminous yellow-orange color to dishes. Saffron is widely used in Arab, Asian, European, Indian, Iranian and Moroccan Cuisines. Confectionaries and liquors also often include Saffron. Common Saffron substitutes include Safflower and Turmeric. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Use just the tip of a spoon when adding Saffron Ground to Rice or your baking. Very powerful!