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Which state in India that produces the highest quantity of saffron?
1. Assam
2. Himachal Pradesh
3. Jammu and Kashmir
4. Meghalaya

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Jammu and Kashmir

The correct answer is Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus.
  • It is commonly known as the Saffron crocus.
  • C. sativus is possibly a triploid form of Crocus cartwrightianus.
  • It is also known as "wild saffron".
  • Saffron contributes a luminous yellow-orange coloring to foods.

  • Saffron is widely used in Indian, Persian, European, and Arab cuisines.
  • Iran produces some 90% of the world total for saffron in the 21st century.
  • Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world.

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