• Saffron is a plant that is used as a spice in cooking for seasoning and coloring foods.
• Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, which is known by weight.
• Saffron is very valuable because it is obtained from the plant in a small amount; In fact, for every 100,000 to 200,000 saffron plants, about 5 kilograms of saffron flowers are obtained, although its weight reaches one kilogram after drying.
• Saffron is known in the world as red gold.
• Iran produces more than 90% of the world’s saffron.
• The largest exporter of saffron is Iran and the largest importer of saffron in the world is China.
• Spain, Afghanistan, India and Greece are the other exporters of saffron, respectively.
Saffron is highly recommended for relaxation and has anti-depressant, refreshing and funny properties.
Saffron is a soothing plant that reduces anxiety and increases relaxation.
Saffron prevents heart disease by strengthening blood flow.
Saffron is also known as an anti-cancer drug and can largely stop the growth of cancer cells.
Saffron is good for learning and memory and can also improve mood.
Saffron due to its carotenoids can increase the body’s energy and relieve fatigue.
Saffron can also be used to treat insomnia and stress.
The Saffron plant strengthens the body’s respiratory system and is very effective in improving asthma.
Saffron contains antioxidants that have anti-aging properties and makes the skin clear.
Saffron strengthens and anti-inflammatory the stomach and helps digestion.
Saffron increases bone density and strengthens bones.
Saffron has relieving properties and is very useful for reducing pain.
Types of saffron
Negin or Negini Saffron is known as the best and most expensive type of saffron. Negin Saffron is used for export. Due to the long time and high cost of cleaning saffron by this method, production and sale of this type of saffron is very low. In cleaning saffron by this method, three stigmas of saffron are separated from the white part and the orange part. Also, the larger the stems of these stigmas, the more coloring power they have.
Sargol Saffron is the most widely used and common type of saffron, which is obtained by sifting Poushal Saffron. Hence, Sargol Saffron is slightly broken. Sargol Saffron is the best type of saffron for brewing and home consumption and its price is also reasonable. Sargol Saffron also has good coloring power.
Poushal Saffron includes saffron stigma with yellow part. Because the stigma is attached to the yellow part in this type of saffron, there is less possibility of fraud and it is easier to recognize the authenticity of saffron, and for this reason, it is more popular with customers. The price of straw saffron is also cheaper than Negin and Sargol saffron.
Bunch Saffron (Dokhtar Pich)
Bunch Saffron is the most complete type of saffron. In this type of string, whole saffron is dried from the root to the stigma together and the white part of the end of the string is high. The coloring and aroma of this type of saffron is less than the other items mentioned and its price is more economical. Production is low in this way, but Bunch Saffron is the main type of saffron. Because its packaging requires women’s delicacy, this type of saffron is also known as Dokhtar Pich.
Cream saffron (white saffron)
When the saffron stigma is separated from the white part, white saffron remains, which is called Cream saffron. White saffron has the properties of saffron stigma but with a lower percentage. The main difference between white saffron and other types of saffron is its color. For this reason, white saffron is used only for its flavor in cooking and not for coloring. Of course, it is sometimes seen that fraudsters and profiteers sell white saffron instead of Negin saffron because it is difficult to identify Negin saffron.
The best saffron in Iran
Saffron is always reminiscent of Khorasan souvenirs for us because Khorasan province has been a pioneer in saffron cultivation for a long time. Therefore, saffron of some cities of Khorasan Razavi and South Khorasan are well-known brands in the world. Among the cities of Khorasan province, Ghaen is the capital of Iranian saffron and Ghaen saffron is ranked first in the world in terms of quality. Gonabad saffron also has a unique scent and aroma, which is due to traditional cultivation and the use of qanat water in irrigation of Gonabad saffron. But Torbat Heydariyeh saffron has a more beautiful appearance and larger stems compared to Ghaen and Gonabad saffron. The best brand of saffron is Keshavarz and Khorasan Saffron. Saffron export laws
Saffron export rules
According to the rules of our country, the export of goods worth more than $ 80 is considered commercial and is subject to export laws. Therefore, to export saffron, you must obtain the necessary licenses such as standard and health, and also prepare a business card. It is necessary to provide a tax return, power of attorney of the issuer, authentication of goods, and also the place of issue is required for customs. Saffron is mainly exported in bulk and in suitcases. Most saffron is exported in bulk and packaged in third countries such as Spain. In the export of saffron by suitcases, each passenger with an Iranian passport can carry 100 grams of saffron, although carrying saffron by suitcases to countries such as Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia is prohibited. But there is no restriction for saffron to be exported by people with foreign passports.
The main supply and export of saffron is done by Kian Karaman Aria Trading Company with a history of activity in the field of foreign trade. We are ready to provide export marketing services to reputable producers and traders in the field of saffron exports, and by having our commercial offices in different countries and benefiting from local experts based in China, UAE and other countries, we will be your bridge of communication with foreign buyers.
Kian Karaman Aria Company with a brilliant history in foreign trade is one of the largest suppliers of goods in the field of trade of handmade and machine-made carpets, domestic and foreign legumes and pulses, dried fruits and nuts, dairy products, spices, saffron, and petrochemical and plastic raw materials. One of the most important goals of the management of this complex is the direct supply of saffron types according to the World Health Standard and the Food and Drug Administration with the qualities desired by customers and offering competitive prices to esteemed customers.
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