Why is the saffron price so high ?
Iranian saffron with the title of red gold has a high export price. Iran is the largest producer of saffron in the world. The history of saffron cultivation in Iran dates back to more than 3000 years ago.
Harvesting saffron requires a lot of physical labor to pick the flowers from the ground and take them to the final packaging. The harvesting process, in addition to the distinctive taste, smell and color, makes it the most expensive condiment in the world. Saffron is used as a color and spice in kitchens around the world. It may soon be widely used for medicinal purposes.
Everything about saffron price
Saffron is a spice that is very difficult to harvest. Saffron is obtained from saffron flowers. And each flower has three red stigmas, which is saffron. Saffron production is really low. To harvest 1814.24 grams of saffron per acre, you have to hire a large number of workers. This is one of the reason so that saffron price is so high.
Finally, to get 453.56 grams of saffron, you have to pick 170,000 flowers by hand. Purple flowers bloom only during a period of 6 weeks from late October to early December. It is also a special time to harvest saffron.
When we have higher relative humidity in the air, it can affect the quality of saffron. Sunlight can also break the chemical structure of saffron. Therefore, we prefer to harvest saffron every day
90% of the world’s saffron is grown in barren lands in Iran.
What is the reason for the high Saffron price?
Most of the effort is spent on saffron in Iran, because in order to obtain one kilogram of dried saffron, farmers have to separate 170,000 flower seeds from the stigma for long hours and dry them with great care, despite the great effort of Spain after purchase. Iranian saffron is packaged and exported to other countries at several times the price, which is why it is said that Iran is the largest producer and Spain is the largest exporter of red gold.
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