Saffron wholesale suppliers in the USA
There are many saffron wholesale suppliers in the USA. As you know, Iran is the leading producer of saffron in the world and nearly 90 percent of saffron of the world is produced in Iran. Most of the saffron that is imported to the USA is Iranian saffron. However, at the moment, saffron is not imported directly from Iran.
Because money transfer to Iran is not easy. We are one of saffron wholesale suppliers in France. If you want to import saffron to the USA, we can supply saffron from France. We have a company in Lyon, France. It should be mentioned that all our transactions are done via our company in France.
Persian Saffron wholesale suppliers in the USA
Although 90 percent of saffron of the world is produced in Iran, some other countries produce saffron. You may have heard the saffron produced in Morocco, Spain, Algeria, etc. However, the quality of Persian saffron is not comparable to these types of saffron. The history of saffron cultivation in Iran dates back to some 900 years ago.
Therefore, Iranians have inherited the art of growing saffron from their ancestors. Besides, the soil and climatic conditions are 2 important factors that make the Iranian saffron stand out among other types of saffron. It should be mentioned that Persian saffron wholesale is done via our company based in Lyon, France.
Saffron wholesale suppliers in the USA
There are many saffron wholesalers in the world. However, you should trust the saffron wholesaler. For example, you should always inquire about the quality of saffron. Trustworthy saffron wholesalers often offer saffron with certificates. As you know, saffron is a precious spice and there are many cheaters in this business. So try to ask for the certificate of saffron when you are buying the saffron. Our saffron has got a certificate from SAI CHIMIE lab, one of the most famous labs in Europe.
Saffron wholesale price per kg
The saffron wholesale price per kg highly depends on the type of saffron. There are different types of saffron in Iran. You should choose the saffron type based on your purpose. For example, if you want to use saffron for medical uses, you should order White saffron which is the least expensive type of saffron. If you want to sell saffron to the final customers in your shop, you should order Negin saffron. However, if you own a restaurant, you can also order Sargol saffron.
In the following, we will present a brief description of the different types of saffron.
Bunch saffron (also known as Dasteh saffron in Iran)
“Dasteh” or “Dokhtar-Pich” is the origin of Iranian saffron and other types of saffron are produced based on this type. In fact, there didn’t use to be other types of saffron in the past and the people just sold this type of saffron. After some time, they sorted the saffron and different types of saffron appeared. When the farmer picks the strands of the saffron from the petals, he dries them and puts them together.
Since the strands are wrapped together, it is called Dokhtar-Pich in English. Since this type of saffron is not sorted at all, it is graded as the 4th grade of saffron. The overall color of Bunch saffron varies between 120 to 150 units. Based on the ISO standard, the color strength for the saffron of grade A (that is shown by the Crocin number of the saffron in the lab results) must be greater than 220. The price of this type of saffron is the lowest.
When the farmer picks the strands of saffron he can make different types of saffron. If the farmer cuts the stigma in such a way that it is lower than the red part, it is called Pushal saffron. In this type of saffron, the yellowish part of the strand can be seen.
As you can see from the figure below, if the farmer cuts the stigma from the part lower than the red part, it is called Poushal saffron. In this type of saffron, you can see a yellowish strand. Before the creation of labs and test results for saffron, people used to say that this type of saffron is genuine.
They believed that the color yellow showed that the saffron has not been colored and is genuine. However, after the creation of saffron labs and lab analysis of the saffron, it is easy to identify if the saffron is mixed with something else. If you want to buy saffron online, try to buy from trustworthy places that offer saffron with certificates.
In the following a real image of Pushal saffron. This type of saffron is often used in some countries like India. The traders of India prefer to buy this type of saffron. This type of saffron has an overall color of between 170 and 250 units and is considered as the 3rd grade of saffron.
If the farmer cuts the top red part of the stigma, it is called Sargol saffron (which means the tip of the flower in Persian). Therefore, this type of saffron is all-red. The overall color of this type of saffron is between 210 to 260 units. It is worth mentioning that this type of saffron is used in Iran’s market a lot.
Most of the saffron sold in Iran’s market is from this type. Compared to Begins saffron, this type of saffron has broken strands while the strands in Negin saffron are longer and thicker.
Super Negin saffron
This saffron is actually a type of Poushal saffron. if the farmer separates the thick strands of red stigma, this type of saffron is produced. Many companies use this type of saffron for export and have the best appearance and color among all types of saffron. Ana Qayen (Our company) also uses this type of saffron for export.
This saffron has an overall color of 230 to 270 units. It is worth mentioning the production of this type of saffron is a bit difficult and time-consuming, yet the stigmas are long and thick which is alluring to the customers.
“Konj” or white saffron
As you studied earlier, saffron has sargol (stigma containing three branches) and root (cream). The main part is red and is famous for Sargol (which means the tip of the flower in Persian). The white part attached to the end of the Sargol is called the saffron root or white saffron. The color of these strands is light yellowish-white. Saffron root is also famous for Konj saffron.
Although the color of this part of saffron is very low, there are also saffron compounds in this part. That is why some people use this type of saffron in the treatment of some diseases. White saffron has a good flavor but is much less expensive than other saffron products because of its low color. Saffron root does not contain Crocin. The main color of saffron is Crocin which causes the red stigma of the saffron.
However, White Saffron has all the properties of Sargol saffron. But what is the use of white saffron? Saffron has many medical properties that if you can not buy it because of its high price you can use white saffron (cream) for a much lower price. Traditional medicine used the infused properties of the saffron root. Many famous scientists such as Zakaria Razi, Al-Biruni, and Ibn Sina used saffron to cure diseases.
As was mentioned earlier, saffron root does not have the color of Sargol, yet it includes all the properties of saffron that have led to significant results in new research on saffron, including the treatment of jaundice, sexual and liver enhancement, learning disorders, etc.
Best place to buy saffron online
There are many shops on the Internet where you can buy saffron online. However, as was mentioned earlier, try to buy this precious spice from trustworthy suppliers. If you are looking for the best place to buy saffron online, you have come to the right place.
We offer saffron with a European certificate from SAI CHIMIE lab which is one of the most famous labs in Europe. According to this lab, our saffron is graded as category A.
online saffron shop
Anasaffron is an online saffron shop where you can buy saffron online. We offer saffron in various packages. We also offer luxurious packing for those who want to give a gift to their friends. Our delivery is often done via DHL, ARAMEX, UPS, or national post.
Do you have a company in Europe?
Since many of our customers are buying saffron in Europe, we established our company in Europe (Lyon, France). In this way, we can deal with our customers much easier. It is worth mentioning that all the transactions are done via our company in France. The saffron is also sent from France.
Can you send saffron to the USA and Canada?
Since we own a company in France, there is no problem with sending the saffron. We can send saffron anywhere. If you are in the US or Canada and you want to be our agent, don’t hesitate to leave us a message or contact our sales team via WhatsApp.
How many kilos of saffron are you able to supply each month?
As you know, Iran is the leading producer of saffron in the world. Iran produces nearly 500 tons of saffron each year which is 90 percent of saffron production of the world. As a supplier, we can supply tons of saffron each month. So don’t worry about supplying the saffron. If you want to buy saffron wholesale, don’t hesitate to leave us a message or contact us via WhatsApp. We will get back to you soon.
Do you accept agencies?
We are looking for agents all around the world. If you are a trader in your country and want to be our agent in your country, don’t hesitate to contact us. We often have great offers for our agents and we will support them in advertising and selling their product.