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SAFFRON
11/14/18


threads, are collected
emerged by human cultivators
a carotenoid pigment
for over four millennia

flower with golden petals
a genetically monomorphic clone
sterile flower-bearing structures
unknown in the wild

aroma-yielding compounds
and a free safranal molecule
mislabelled mixes marketed
with horse hair or corn silk

metallic honey
confectioneries and liquors
offered to divinities
the world's most valuable threads



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