Saffron – Turkey is one of the major saffron producers in the world and the plant is grown in Safranbolu. It is more expensive than gold by weight, but a very little quantity gives a wonderful flavor to food. One can buy the spice at any market or spice store and it is sold in little plastic boxes. It costs about 20 TL for 1 grams, and the smallest container is 2 grams.