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Taliouine Saffron Land

Dec 7

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Taliouine, the Moroccan Land of Saffron 

Taliouine is a town in Taroudant Province, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it has a population of about 6000, the town is situated 90Km from Taroudant city via Ouarzazate road, it stands atbethe height of 0.67 miles / 1080 meters above sea level. Taliouine is home of The old Kasbah that once was home to the pashas of Marrakesh. 
 
Taliouine and Tazenkht account for the entire Moroccan saffron production. Saffron is a plant that is being used in cooking, medicine and cosmetics. The perfume of Saffron has formed an integral part of life in several Amazigh tribes for centuries. Saffron is used in Southern Morocco at all big family events from Births, baptisms to traditional Moroccan weddings. Saffron is used in most Moroccan dishes ( Tajines, couscous, rice and fish) and famous Moroccan tea.
 
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Around 150000 flowers are needed to produce 2.2 pounds / 1 kg of saffron. Saffron is known for its health benefits and hailing power.  Saffron is famous as a mystical spice with religious connotations. 1 gram costs an average of 6.28$. Taliouine hosts a yearly saffron festival where locals connect and network with national and international clients, and various saffron based products are being shown. 
 
Souktana cooperative located in the village of Taliouine, in the heart of Sirwa Mountains offers its visitor explantion of how saffron is being cultivated according to traditional ways and transformed into a product ready for use. Delicious saffron tea is usually served, in addition,  a small museum displays traditional local Berber items from Taliouine region.
You can also buy authentic Taliouine truly biological saffron at the cooprative, cultivated according the traditional ways, with natural fertilizers (cow and mutton dung). 
 
Souktana Cooperative Address: CoopĂ©rative Souktana du Safran, Taliouine, province de Taroudant 
 
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