Buying saffron from Iran
Buying saffron from Iran is very common. Iranian saffron has many customers from all over the world because of its quality. It is the largest producer of Iranian saffron and it is also worth mentioning that statistics show that 90% of the world’s saffron is produced in Iran.
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. This spice is used to flavor foods. Also, in a variety of teas and syrups, saffron is used to flavor it. Saffron has many fans all over the world and that is why its price is very high
Harvesting saffron in Iran
Harvesting saffron in Iran is the hardest agricultural part in the field of saffron and requires high sensitivity. You will need about 15 to 20 days to complete this step. It should be noted that the flowers live for about 1 day and if they are not harvested during this day, they will lose their quality and die. The later the harvest, because the flowers are exposed to sunlight, wind, and other climatic factors, they will lose their quality.
When the temperature of onions reaches 8 degrees Celsius, saffron harvest begins. Depending on this point, harvesting will take place in some areas from early November and in other areas from early December. With the emergence of purple flowers in the field, the harvesting process begins. Harvest time depends on the climatic conditions of the region and will take about three weeks.
Saffron price in Iran
Saffron price in Iran depends on two important factors. One of them is the place of saffron planting. As mentioned above, Iranian saffron is the best saffron in the world and has a high price.
It is also worth mentioning that all the products of our company (Ana Qayen) are harvested from Iran and the city of Ghaenat, which is known as the city of saffron. The main branch of our company is located in this city.
The second factor that determines the price of saffron is the type of saffron. Saffron is sold in 5 types. Each of these types has its own characteristics and applications. Types of saffron include Negin, Sargol, Pushal, Dasteh, and Konj.
Buying Iranian saffron
If you are buying Iranian saffron, we suggest that you are familiar with different types of saffron. In the following, we will give a brief explanation about the types of saffron.
This type of saffron has a wonderful color and appearance and is very fragrant. In this type of saffron, three stigmas are connected and are smooth and without fractures. This has made this type of saffron have a better appearance and a higher price than Sargol saffron.
It is the most consumed and common type of saffron for people to use in Iran and consumers are more familiar with this type of saffron. In Sargol saffron, which is pure saffron, the creamy part or the whiteness of the saffron is completely removed and only the red part remains.
In this type of saffron, saffron cream (white part) is separated from under the flower, so that the stigmas will have 2-3 mm of cream. At the end of the stigmas of the three branches of saffron, there is some yellow or white, which is called Pushal saffron.
Dasteh (Bunch in English) Saffron
This type of saffron is a complete string that has the red and yellow parts of saffron together. So that the yellow part is about 30 and the red part is about 70% of it. In this type of classification, saffron is intact and the stigmas of the three branches of saffron are not separated from the white part of saffron (or saffron cream).
Konj or white saffron
After the rhizome is removed from the bunch, the root or white part, which in Iran is called the Konj or white saffron, remains; This part has more aroma, but the red part of saffron has more valuable ingredients.
About Ana Qayen saffron
Many people are looking for a place where they can buy saffron. We are a supplier of Iranian saffron and if you want to buy saffron, you have come to the right place. Our saffron is harvested from the city of Qayen in Iran, one of the most famous cities for the quality of saffron. This city is known as the city of saffron in Iran.
To buy saffron online, you may visit our Buy Iranian saffron page.
We also have another branch in Lyon, France, which makes it very easy for you to order in Europe. For information on the exact price of saffron, you can contact us through the Contact us page or WhatsApp.
When you want to buy saffron, you should be sure about the quality of the saffron that you are buying. Our saffron has got a European certificate from SAI CHIMIE lab which is one of the most famous labs in Europe.
Also, our saffron is packaged in different and luxurious packages. You can see our different packing below. You can buy saffron with these packages in our online shop.