The finest Iranian saffron

The finest Iranian saffron and types of Iranian saffron

Saffron can be classified into different types, physical and content. In physical classification, saffron is classified based on shape and form, but the type of content focuses on the quality of the saffron. Standards for grading saffron vary in different countries. In Spain, saffron is classified according to the area of ​​cultivation.

In the second category, they are classified according to the length or thickness of the stigma and cream. In India, saffron is classified on the basis of purity and quality of stigma or a mixture of stigma and cream, and in the United Kingdom on the basis of characteristics such as color, aroma, and taste.

 

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For information on the exact price of saffron, you can check the Iranian saffron price Page or you can contact us via WhatsApp or our Contact us page. Also, you can visit our different packaging of saffron on our Buy saffron online page.

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At the same time, the ISO 3632 standard provided the most correct classification that was accepted by all saffron producing and consuming countries, which are discussed below:

Each thread of saffron consists of two parts, which is very important in distinguishing different types of saffron;
The first part of stigma (red part of Iranian saffron)
The second part of the cream (the white part of the Iranian saffron)

 

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Iranian saffron 2021

1. Types of saffron-Dasteh (in English Bunch) Saffron

“Dasteh” or “Dokhtar-Pich” is the main strand of Iranian saffron. When the farmer picks the strands of the saffron from the petals, he dries them and puts them together. The top part of these strands is red and the bottom part is orange.

The finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian saffron

This type of Iranian saffron is graded as the 4th grade and the overall color of this type is between 120 to 150 units. The price of this type of saffron is the lowest. For information on the properties of saffron during pregnancy, you can refer to the article on the Benefits of saffron for pregnant women.

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2. Types of saffron-Poushal Saffron

 

As you can see from the figure above, 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. This shows that the saffron is genuine and therefore many people trust this type of saffron more (However, if you trust the brand’s name, Sargol and Super Negin are better). This type of saffron has an overall color of between 170 and 250 units.

 3. Types of saffron-Sargol Saffron (aka Sarghalam)

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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.

 

4. Types of saffron-Super Negin Saffron

This saffron is 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 also uses this type of saffron for export.

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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.

 

 5. Types of saffron-“Konj” or White Saffron

As you studied earlier, saffron has two parts: 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 finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian 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.

The finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian saffron

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.

 

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The differences between the types of saffron:

According to the above explanations about the different types of saffron, the following table gives an overview of different types of saffron:

Saffron Bunch

The white part of the end of the thread is too large.
It has 3 stigmas linked together.
Decreased coloration and odor (known in the National Standards Organization of Iran as Class IV saffron)
Production has decreased in this way, but it is the main and most basic type of saffron.

 

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Pushal Saffron

The white part of the end of the thread is low.
It has 3 stigmas linked together.
The quality is lower than Sargol saffron (due to the whiteness of the end of the chain) and the coloring is higher than that of the batch model.
Most farm-purchased saffron is like this. This model, due to the combination of some cream and stigma, attracts more customers’ trust.

 

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Sargol saffron

The white part does not have the end of the chain.
There is no contact between the 3 stains.
Its quality is slightly inferior to Negin Saffron due to broken stigmas.
Sargol saffron is the most common type of saffron and most customers are familiar with this type of saffron, also it is one of the best saffron.

 

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Negin saffron

The white part does not have the end of the chain.
It has 3 stigmas linked together.
They are of the highest quality because they have no white part and the stigmas are smooth and breakage-free.
It has a wonderful color, eye-catching appearance, and a high aroma. This type of saffron is more popular with foreign customers.

 

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White saffron or Konj

low quality.
Because of the moisture of saffron roots, common people feel that it smells more than stigmas.

About Ana Qayen saffron

Many people are looking for a place where they can buy Iranian saffron. We are a supplier of Iranian saffron and if you want to buy saffron in bulk, 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.

The finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian saffron

To buy saffron in bulk, you may visit our Buy saffron online 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.

The finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian saffron

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. 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.

 

The finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian saffron

You can also find us on social media via Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Youtube. In the following, you can see our different packaging of saffron.

The finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian saffron
The finest Iranian saffron

 

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