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Saffron cultivation in Kashmir

Saffron cultivation in Kashmir
Photo Credit/ Reshi Irshad
Locals working and collecting saffron from their saffron fields in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. 

Pulwama district is commonly known as 'Saffron Bowl' of Kashmir.
Saffron is grown mainly in Pampore area of Pulwama district.
Saffron cultivation in Kashmir
Photo Credit/ Reshi Irshad
Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. Saffron has long been the world's most costly spice by weight

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