To glean 1 lb (450 g) of dry saffron requires the harvest of 50,000–75,000 flowers and about Forty hours of labour are needed to pick 160,000 flowers
Iran is the main country, that produce over 90% of Saffron to supply worldwide usage, Iranian Saffron exports to China, India and Spain.
Spain is the main costumer of Iranian Saffron, that buy much of its requirement from Iran then, packing it under the authority of it’s brands and commercial names then reexport that to the rest of the world.
Saffron had been sorting in different grades, such as Negin , Sargol and Pushali.
Now a days much more researches are indicating to the Saffron usage to treat neurotic disorders, Saffron has strong and delicious smell among spices , that use in large scales in middle east cuisine and Kebab.
Saffron has plethora of uses throughout millennia. As far back as the writings of Galen and Hippocrates and later in 980 Avicenna saffron was mentioned as a medical treatment for coughs, colds, stomach ailments, insomnia, uterine bleeding, scarlet fever, heart trouble, and flatulence.
trials reveal positive effects of the spice saffron (Crocus sativus L.) for the treatment of depression. A comprehensive and statistical review of the clinical trials examining the effects of saffron for treatment of MDD is warranted.
Saffron is believed to be native to the Mediterranean, Asia Minor, and Iran, although Spain, France, and Italy are also now primary cultivators of the spice. The spice we think of when we hear “saffron” is actually only a small part of the plant itself.
The use of Saffron backs to thousands years ago , and early 12 century in the Europe.
The usage of saffron except cuisine is in winery, Ice cream and Perfume Industry
every bushes of Saffron flowers produce just three flower, ever each flower has about three stigma in average so, To glean 1 lb (450 g) of dry saffron requires the harvest of 50,000–75,000 flowers and about Forty hours of labour are needed to pick 160,000 flowers.
Saffron has many benefits for body and much more usage in cosmetic production as well as an important ingredient of skin care products.
Saffron improves body condition and improve brain power, origin of the name comes from an old french word Safran that derived from Persian word Zarparan that mean golden wings.
Due to an article from Telegraph Saffron is proven to increase sexual desire, according to the latest scientific review of natural aphrodisiacs, The researchers also found that people should stay away from more obscure so-called “aphrodisiacs” Spanish fly and Bufo toad.
Most of our inventory is supplied by Iranian and Afghan producers , as a result of our relation we connect to main producers directly.