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Last updated: 24 ,January, 2015
Saffron Types &
Saffron, scientifically known as Crocus sativus, belongs to
Iridaceae family and is derived from the dried stigma of the
flower of saffron crocus. The flower has three stigmas which
are each the distal end of a carpel. Together with their
styles the stalk connecting the stigmas to the rest of the
plant- these components are often dried and used in cooking
and medicine. Saffron can also be used as a fabric dye. Once
the red tufts are separated from the flowers, they are dried
and used in various ways
Saffron has been the worlds most expensive spice by weight
for decades and it is native to Iran and generally to
Southwest Asia. It takes 150000 flowers to make 1 kilogram
of saffron. Since saffron is the most expensive spice in the
world, there are different kinds of fraud in relation to its
preparation. We advise that you purchase saffron from
reputable sources. For further information
Therapeutic effects of saffron:
Saffron is mentioned in European Pharmacopoeia and according
to the accomplished tests in Europe saffron
has indicated to have positive effects in decreasing blood
fat and cholesterol as well as increasing oxygen
penetration into plasma.
Saffron is considered to be
the golden spice and it can not only be used in cooking to
add an aroma to food, turning any dish into an exotic one,
it can also be beneficial to a number of health problems
Saffron is used in making anti-Alzheimer, anti-cancer and
anti-depression drugs; patients suffering from cardiac
disease and iron deficiency anemia have benefited from
saffron benefits and applications, we can point out the
natural food digestion.
Anti tumor and anti cancer.
Being a tranquilizer and a therapy to nervous aches.
depression and anti Alzheimer.
Reinforcing sexual drives.
blood pressure and decreasing blood cholesterol.
respiratory diseases such as asthma and cough.
Curing anemia caused by lack of ferrous in girls.
Curing rheumatism by external use.
blood flow in retina and curing AMD.
the possibilities for the outbreak of heart diseases due
to its thiamin and riboflavin.
Based on the experiments
performed,the consumption of maximum one gram per day is
harmless for a mature person. Due to saffron's unique
effects and properties, it is nowadays considerably used in
food, pharmaceutics, health, cosmetic and
Recognizing qualified saffron:
Identifying Adulterated Saffron:
the value, importance and high price of saffron,
regretfully some greedy people adulterate saffron.
The most common adulteration in connection with
saffron is to dye styles using coloring matter
existing in stigma or synthetic dyes. Adding some
materials having similar appearance to saffron
stigma, like safflower; dipping saffron in sugar
solution to increase the weight, and adding
artificial coloring matters to raise the coloring
strength of the product are some other kinds of
alteration. The adulterated saffron can be easily
identified with laboratory tests and quality control
techniques like, but not limited to, determining
volatile matter and moisture contents, total ash and
acid-insoluble ash, and the amount of extract
soluble in cold water.
By using the HPLC
system, the type, quantity and amount of saffron
compounds are determined and compared with those
prescribed by the relevant standards. Any deviation
form the prescribed ranges show that the sample is
Quality saffron consists of
long, bright red stigmas. In
the beginning of the season,
saffron has the desired
coloring strength, taste and
bitterness. As the days
pass, gradually the color
and taste of saffron
decrease and its fragrance
and aroma increase. By lapse
of time, the color of
saffron becomes dark and the
filaments become dry and
fragile in appearance.
The easiest method to recognize pure saffron is to
add it to some water. The pure and real saffron will
make the water yellow but unreal saffron makes it
orange or red. We suggest hot water for this test.
1 indicates the pure saffron and
2 is for unreal saffron.
saffron maintenance method:
Instructions for Saffron Storage, and Factors Causing Loss
of Quality in Saffron:
The way you
store saffron has a decisive impact on preservation and
durability of its quality and properties. Temperature,
moisture, direct light and duration of storage affect the
saffron quality and properties including color (crocin),
taste (pircocrocin), and aroma (safranal). Saffron exposed
to such factors, loses its fragrance and properties by lapse
of time. Saffron in suitable package stored in proper
conditions maintains its aroma for three to five years, but
the color will remain the same even after that.
The package of saffron
must be resistant to moisture, odour, gases, light,
microorganisms, etc. Materials often used for saffron
packages are cellophane, acetate cellulose, polyethylene
(PE), polystyrene, and polyvinyl chloride
Saffron shall be stored in a
proper air-tight container in a cool dry place away from
moisture and sunlight. Avoid putting saffron near other
Production amount of saffron
throughout the world:
Nearly 250 tons of saffron is produced annually throughout
the world more than 230 tons of which belong to Iran. While
producing more than 90 percent of saffron in the world, Iran
has won the first place in terms of quantity and quality.
following diagram shows the saffron produced in different
parts of the world.
As seen in the
diagram, Greece with 6 tons, Morocco with 4 tons, Kashmir
with 3 tons, spain with 2 tons and Italy with 0.5 tons rank
(after Iran) the second till sixth producing countries in
years, United Arab Emirates, especially Dubai, has been the
main destination of saffron exported by Iran. Spain is
another export market for Iranian saffron. At present,
Spanish saffron is produced only in the region of La Mancha,
with a production of less than 1 tons per year.
countries buying Iranian saffron are
France, Germany, Saudi Arabia,
England, Sweden, Argentine Switzerland, China, japan, etc.
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question regarding the purchase method, payment method, saffron
type or wholesale and we shall replay as soon as possible.s
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Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran
Mahan Gostar Mahvelat Export Company,
North Hojat St,
Khorassan Razavi Province, Iran