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Saffron flowers (crocus sativus) growing at a saffron farm, Taliouine, Morocco

An open saffron flower (crocus sativus) in the early morning sun light with fresh water droplets from the morning dew inside the violet crocus petals. Photographed at a saffron farm, Taliouine, Sirwa Mountain Range, Souss Massa Draa region of Southern Morocco, 2015-10-25.

The regions high altitude, distinct weather patterns and high mineral content creates the perfect setting for saffron farming.

Worth is weight in gold, saffron is one of the most expensive ingredients in the world and Morocco is the worlds fourth largest producer.

While saffron is also farmed in the High Atlas & the Middle Atlas regions of Morocco, over 90% of this cultivation occurs in the Taliouine region, which is known to be the home of Morocco's red gold.

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An open saffron flower (crocus sativus) in the early morning sun light with fresh water droplets from the morning dew inside the violet crocus petals. Photographed at a saffron farm, Taliouine, Sirwa Mountain Range, Souss Massa Draa region of Southern Morocco, 2015-10-25. <br />
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The regions high altitude, distinct weather patterns and high mineral content creates the perfect setting for saffron farming. <br />
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Worth is weight in gold, saffron is one of the most expensive ingredients in the world and Morocco is the worlds fourth largest producer. <br />
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While saffron is also farmed in the High Atlas & the Middle Atlas regions of Morocco, over 90% of this cultivation occurs in the Taliouine region, which is known to be the home of Morocco's red gold.