I am saffron!
Though it is the most expensive spice in the world, saffron has also been used as a fabric dye. Traditionally, clothes colored by this particularly luminous dye were worn by the noble classes, giving the plant a ritualized caste significance.
Spain and India are major producers of saffron. Saffron owes its fantastic price to the difficulty of extracting the stigmas of the crocus individually by hand and how many it takes to make up a given weight, because they are so small. To make a pound of saffron requires approximately 25,000 stigmas; each crocus contributes three.
You can buy 1 oz. of Saffron here for $70.00!
I am saffron because I am difficult and I cost $70 per ounce