[Sca-cooks] Curious about a spice.

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Fri Mar 14 11:09:20 PDT 2008

What you may have are corms.  Corms are a small bulb-like part of the 
underground stem of crocus and gladiolus.  The are the portion of Crocus 
sativa that is used to seed the fields and propogate the plant.  Corms range 
in size from 1 to 20 grams, but anything under 6 grams is discarded as being 
too small to produce saffron.  If the husk is still on, they'll look like 
super-small tan garlic bulbs.


> Came across this in the Latin section of our Walmart and bought it just 
> cause...
> They are round little balls and the label says Whole Saffron.  What is it? 
> Any help?
> Nichola

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