Pure Moroccan Saffran

safran-marocPiles of aromatic and colorful spices are a familiar and welcome sight in any Moroccan market and are used extensively in local cuisine. Turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, paprika, coriander, pepper and precious saffron are displayed in cone-shaped heaps, with anise seed, sesame seed, mint, parsley, garlic and other herbs and spices adding to the tempting display. While some spices are imported from their countries of origin, many ingredients are grown in Morocco, including the much prized ingredient saffron.