I learned last night that saffron ….. a very valuable spice ….. is made from the stigma of these beautiful crocus flowers. I’ve always loved these flowers which break out in spring and because they are purple ….. my favourite colour. But I had no idea of the value that lies within! One freshly picked crocus flower yields on average 30 mg of fresh saffron or 7 mg dried; roughly 150 flowers yield 1 g of dry saffron threads; to produce 12 g of dried saffron, 450 g of flowers are needed; the yield of dried spice from fresh saffron is only 13 g/kg. We tend to look at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart. You never know the value that lies within!