PINOY FIESTA SAFFRON FLOWER 0.70OZ Saffron (pronounced /sÃ¦fr?n/, /sÃ¦fr?n/) is a spice derived from the dried stigma of the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), a species of crocus in the family Iridaceae. The flower has three stigmas, which are the distal ends of the plants carpels. Together with its style, the stalk connecting the stigmas to the rest of the plant, these components are often dried and used in cooking as a seasoning and coloring agent. Saffron, which has for decades been the worlds most expensive spice by weight, is native to Southwest Asia. Saffron is known as Kasubha in The Philippines and St.Johns, Kesar in India, and Kong in Kashmir, which is among the few places in the world where the spice grows.