A precious spice faces an uncertain future

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Kashmir, a conflict-ridden region on both sides of the India-Pakistan border, is home to the most coveted and expensive spice: Kashmiri saffron. Sharanya Deepak  recently reported for Eater  on the precarious future of saffron in an area where agriculture accounts for nearly 80 percent of the local economy.

Saffron in tea. Photo credit: Vikar Syed

Photo credit: Vikar Syed



Evan Kleiman