Just for the record: you won’t find me looking for space time portals in the Bermuda Triangle, or attempting to channel aliens on top of a Mayan pyramid. I’m not a believer in UFO’s and ancient aliens; but I believe in Atlantis! I do believe it was a real place and that saffron-that wonderfully beautiful and flavorful spice- has its roots there.
As I mentioned in my Surprising Uses for Saffron article, saffron is native to Greece and Southwest Asia. In the ancient world it was used not only to flavor food, but also as a medicine. Which brings us to the Saffron-Atlantis connection. Why Atlantis? Because a prominent and popular theory in archaeology today is that Atlantis may actually have existed and that it was located in the Aegean Sea, just south of Greece, not West of the Pillars of Hercules (Straits of Gibraltar), as the legend tells us.