Did you know that vanilla beans are harvested from orchids? They are one of the most costly spices, second only to saffron. Fresh vanilla beans should be soft, somewhat oily and they should have an intensely.
Saffron is one of the most valuable spices in the world. People treat it as a distinct substance in their food recipes and they are actually mad about it. It’s exotic aura and not only makes them call it a Spice Gold.