Crocus & Wheat Embryos

Brian Whyer brian.whyer@btinternet.com
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:38:20 PST
>Though the Iris family is generally thought to be poisonous; not only
>saffron is eaten, the corms of some Crocus are eaten as if they were nuts.
>IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO CONFUSE COLCHICUM WITH CROCUS!!!

In view of the ease with which lily pollen stains hands and clothes, and the bulbs are eaten in Asian countries, is this a possible and more readily available alternative to saffron as a food colourant?
 
Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8





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