Ninety-five percent of the world’s saffron comes from Iran. It has traditionally been grown in Khorasan, an area (about the size of England) in the north-east of Iran with ideal soil and climate conditions for the crop. Saffron is a valuable spice with origins in Zagros Mountains area in “Mede” era. Saffron which takes a lot of labor to produce, is actually a very small part of the plant Crocus Sativus Lineas and everything about it is really interesting.
Every day during the one-month harvest season that starts around mid-October more than four hundred thousand people in southern Khorasan get up before dawn to go to the fields and pick the beautiful delicate lilac flowers that have bloomed overnight. They must be picked before being exposed to too much sunshine. The flowers are then carried in wicker baskets to the processing areas where the stigmas are patiently removed by hand.
The next step is to gently toast the stigmas in order to dry them before they are tested, sorted, packed and sealed, insuring that the full, unique and exquisite flavor, aroma and color of this “vegetable gold” reaches the consumer.
It's use as seasoning, color and taste in different kinds of foods and application can be considered in Medical & Industrial purpose.
Some of most important effects of saffron are: Cardiovascular and circulatory system health. Antioxidant helps to improve memory, to reduce stress, tensions anxiety, promotion male potency and many other influences.
WHICH ARE THE TYPES OF SAFFRON?
There are different types and degrees of saffron quality and their price is accordingly determined. In general, saffron can be divided into three groups based on parts of saffron flower. Straw saffron (Poushal Quality) which is in form of string with a little yellow or white color at the end of the string. Flower head saffron (Sargol Quality) is all red and the fine and its strings are broken since it is the sorted type of Straw saffron. Jeweled saffron (Negin Quality) is all red and bold, and approximately all of its strings are normal with minimal breakage.
We can pack any Saffron quality according to your demand from 0.1g package up to bulk, we can supply any type of package that you inquired and we do private label alongside our available packages.