Saffron spice plant
Today, the saffron spice plant is known as a versatile plant that has been used all over the world. But to know its properties and types, it is better to get acquainted with the anatomy of this colorful plant before buying and consuming saffron.
To understand saffron and its properties, it is good to first examine its appearance. It is easy to see that the red stigmas of the saffron flower are located among its purple petals, and if your hand touches it, its fragrance will remain for several days.
Saffron is a plant that grows through saffron bulbs. The bulb of this plant has a brown straw that protects it. After the bulb is planted, it begins to grow and form a stem at the end of which a bud is formed. After flowering, you will encounter a purple flower with 6 beautiful petals that protect the 3 red stigmas. These three red stigmas are tasty ingredients that are prepared with great effort.
Saffron is the most expensive spice
As everyone knows saffron is the most expensive spice. Saffron has compounds that distinguish this valuable plant from other plants. The quality of saffron is measured through these compounds in laboratories that the higher the percentage of these compounds, the higher the quality of saffron.
These compounds include:
- Crocin is the color strength agent
- Picrocrosin is the flavoring agent
- Safranal is the agent of perfume power
Saffron spice price
There are two factors in the saffron spice price that have a very high impact. Saffron does not have a fixed price and its price is constantly changing. One of the factors is the place where saffron is grown. Iranian saffron has a very high quality due to Iran’s climatic conditions. Iranian saffron has a high price due to its high quality.
Also, you can reach information about the stages of sending and transporting saffron for export in our old articles.
It is also worth mentioning that the main office of our company (Ana Qayen) is in Ghaenat, the capital of saffron in the world, and you do not need to worry about the quality of our saffron.
How much is the price of saffron spice?
The second factor that affects the price of saffron is the type of saffron. Saffron is sold in 5 types. Each type has a specific feature and application. For example, Negin saffron has the highest quality and therefore the highest price among all types of saffron.
If you are not familiar with the types of saffron, we suggest you read the rest of the article. 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- Buy saffron online
Many people are looking for a place where they can buy saffron online. We are a supplier of Iranian saffron and if you want to buy saffron online, 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 online, 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 online with these packages in our online shop.