A precious spice faces an uncertain future

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Saffron is the most precious spice in the world. Photo credit: Vikar Syed

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



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