The Rich History of Saffron


The golden spice, saffron has a rich 3000 year history with aromatic, (dye and pigment) and health/wellbeing properties which dominated trade, royalty’s clothing, wealth(stashed in Abbeys), was used in book illumination (gold leaf technique), house decoration (pargetting), besides foods and medicinal products. Saffron Walden was created around this spice and is the ideal base to rediscover and experience this fascinating story.