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Moroccan saffron farmers battle knockoff spices

  • Once dried and sorted, the flower’s crimson stigmas and styles are turned into saffron — the world’s most expensive spice — popular with top chefs across the globe
  • Counterfeit saffron can sell “for less than a euro a gram at the famous Derb Omar market in Casablanca,” said Dar Azaafaran’s head Ismail Boukhriss
By AFP ·