Saffron flower and its benefits

Saffron flower and its benefits

Today, the saffron flower is known as a versatile plant that has been used all over the world. The saffron flower and its benefits are very valuable, 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. 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.

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Saffron has compounds that distinguish this valuable plant from other plants. The quality of saffron is measured through these compounds in laboratories. The higher the percentage of these compounds, the higher the quality of saffron and therefore has a greater impact on the properties of saffron.

These compounds include:

  • Crocin is the color strength agent
  • Picrocrocin is the flavoring agent
  • Safranal is the agent of fragrance


Saffron flower shape

Saffron is a plant that grows through saffron bulbs. 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 the same delicious substance that is prepared with great effort.

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Unlike other spices, saffron has different types, in each of which, the saffron strands are not the same, and this difference depends on the type of harvest, separation of saffron flowers, the climate of the region, and its quality.

Negin 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.

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.

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Pushal Saffron

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 wh 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).

Saffron flower price

Various factors affect the saffron flower price. One of these factors is the place of planting saffron. Saffron in Iran has a very high quality due to the prevailing soil and climate conditions. According to statistics, 90% of the world’s saffron is grown in Iran.

The second determining factor is the type of saffron. As mentioned above, saffron has 4 different types, each of which has different characteristics and properties. Negin saffron has the highest quality and the highest price, and on the other hand, saffron has the lowest price.

saffron flower and its benefits


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About Ana Qayen

We are a supplier of Iranian saffron and we supply saffron from the best fields of saffron in Iran. It should be mentioned that nearly 90 percent of saffron of the world is produced in Iran. We have also an agency in Lyon, France and you can also buy our saffron in Europe.

Apart from saffron, we also supply other products of Iran including pistachio, rosebuds, Mazafati Date, and barberry. If you want to buy any type of product from Iran, we can supply you. You may contact us via the Contact us page or WhatsApp. Also, you may see our different saffron packagings on our Buy saffron online page.

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When you want to buy saffron in bulk, 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.

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Also, our saffron is packaged in different and luxurious packages. You can see our different packing below. You can buy saffron in bulk with these packages in our online shop. You can also find us on social media via InstagramFacebookLinkedinPinterest, and Youtube. In the following, you can see our different packaging of saffron.

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