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The price of gold skyrockets in unsteady economic times. But since you can’t grow gold, saffron might be the next best thing.
In fact, at one time the price per gram of the world’s most iconic metal was actually the same as this purple plant anyone can grow. Now, the current estimated price per pound of saffron is $1500 (a little more than the price of an oz of gold) and some varieties even fetch up to $10k for a pound.