Where to buy saffron – Supply and export of Iranian saffron
Saffron is a plant that is used as a spice in cooking. Crimson stigma and styles of saffron flowers are collected and dried to be used for seasoning and coloring foods. Saffron has long been known as the most expensive spice in the world in terms of weight, and is priced at nearly US $ 5,000 per kilogram.
It is believed that saffron originated in Iran. In the 21st century, Iran produces more than 90% of the world’s saffron. Iran is the world’s largest exporter of saffron and China is the world’s largest importer of saffron. The global export value of this product is $ 275.84 million. Mass spectrometry and high-performance liquid chromatography are professional methods for detecting counterfeit saffron.
Saffron reduces blood fat and cholesterol. Saffron is sedative, appetizing, antispasmodic, prevents heart disease and cancer, strengthens memory and lowers blood pressure. Saffron plant is used in the treatment of asthma, skin diseases, eye diseases, urinary tract infections, jaundice, premature menstruation, bloating, stomach pain and anemia. Saffron helps digestion and strengthens the stomach and is used as a painkiller, especially for gum pain.
In addition to the above, saffron is useful in the treatment of asthma and respiratory diseases, nervous attacks, insomnia, heartburn, dry skin and many other diseases.
Although the price of saffron is always high, but it is cheaper than the cost of doctors and medicine and treatment! Due to the wide range of benefits of saffron for men and women, we strongly recommend adding this fragrant spice to all foods and we hope you will always have a healthy and energetic body.
Appropriate and permissible amount of saffron consumption per month
Consumption of three grams of saffron per person per month is very healthy and beneficial, and consumption of more than 5 grams per person per month is harmful. But consuming 5 grams of saffron in one meal can lead to death.
Saffron should be kept away from light and moisture. Store saffron in glass or metal containers. Note that saffron essence can evaporate, so close the lid of the saffron container. If the lid of the saffron container is left open, its medicinal effects and quality will decrease.
Consumption of saffron:
Saffron gives food a special aroma and color, and for this reason, saffron is used in food industries such as sausage making, in confectionery such as cake powder preparation, in pharmacy such as antidepressants, in textiles such as dyeing silk fabrics, in the production of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as a natural flavoring, and used in the dairy industry, and so on.
How to use saffron
The most common way to consume this plant in Iran is to brew Sargol saffron. The price of Sargol saffron is much lower and more suitable than other types of saffron, especially the price of Negin saffron, and it is recommended for home use.
Brewing saffron with boiling water
As you know, saffron has a warm and slightly bitter nature. After grinding saffron or crushing saffron, pour saffron in a small amount of boiling water and rest it for 10 to 15 minutes until the saffron easily gives its taste and color to water. This is better done in a closed container to double its quality.
The amount of water and the amount of saffron to brew saffron is optional. But it is better that the amount of water be less than a third of the glass and the saffron be about a tablespoon or more.
Brewing saffron with ice
To brew saffron with ice, it is better to pour the saffron in a glass container and put small ice molds on it and let the ice molds melt at room temperature and the saffron gives its extract and color to the water.
Those who have had this experience say that the coloring of this method has been more and more satisfactory for saffron.
The best saffron in the world
In the past, Iran was the only exporter of the best saffron in the world.
But in recent years, many countries, including Afghanistan, India and Spain, which can be said to be a serious competitor to Iran in the field of saffron exports in the new era, have also entered this lucrative trade.
It is interesting to know that the UAE has become a saffron exporter without even a little saffron cultivation.
In the world, about 230 tons of saffron is produced annually, and more importantly,170 tons are cultivated in Khorasan. But among all the cities that produce saffron, Ghaen city has a special reputation that is leading in this field in Iran and also in the world. As mentioned, this city is known as the capital of saffron. Ghaen city, which has recorded saffron cultivation for about 700 years, has always been the first in the world in terms of quality and thus has won first place.
Ghaenat has a global brand in the field of saffron production. Gonabad saffron has been registered in the FAO due to traditional cultivation and irrigation with aqueducts (organic planting methods) and Torbat Heydariyeh as the largest producer of saffron in the world have won various titles in the world.
In general, it can be concluded that the best saffron in the world is Khorasan saffron because of its unique aroma and beautiful appearance.
The main supply and export of saffron is done by Kian Karaman Aria Trading Company. 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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