Iran is considered to be the largest source of its producer, which has priority over other spices in terms of price. This flower grows in subtropical regions with dry and hot summers and mild winters.
Iranian saffron has many properties. Properties such as anti-flatulence, strengthening the stomach, better digestion of food, preventing the enlargement of the spleen, liver and excretory system infection, measles and dysentery, etc.
Feature of Iranian saffron
_Iranian saffron onion is spherical and completely plump.
_Zarparan flower grows before any flower and at the beginning of the onion.
_The number of sepals and flowers of the leaves of Zarparan are equal and purple in color, so it is very difficult to distinguish them from each other.
_Its roots are onion-shaped due to their spread and grow in a circle under the soil.
_The gerbera flower is inactive in the summer season, but starts to grow later in the season.
_Zarparan has applications in the field of art such as painting, calligraphy and dyeing silk carpets, and this has made it famous worldwide.
_The quality of this spice is determined according to grade, B and C.
_Its essence is durable and valuable.
Types of saffron
As you know, there are different types of saffron that differ in terms of quality and price. Types of saffron are divided into four main categories:
Bunch saffron: it is also called daughter saffron because the stigma and cream are dried together. This type of saffron is in the form of strings and no part of it is separated, which also has a special aroma.
Sargol saffron: Mumtaz is another name for the red and pure part of saffron. The best grade of saffron is Sargol 270, which is considered the highest quality in terms of coloring.
Pushal saffron: When the stigma of saffron is separated from a lower amount than its red part, that is, some of the yellow or orange part of the thread is also included with the stigma, it is called Pushal saffron. This item will be between 170 and 250 units in terms of coloring.
White saffron (kanj): The white root part of saffron is called white or kanj. The lowest part of the saffron flower is considered to have no color, but its aroma is used in food.
Iranian saffron brands
Saffron Mustafavi, Sahar Khiz saffron, Behraman saffron, Novin saffron, Zarkhah saffron, Ravangh saffron, Keshmon saffron, Tasnim Saffron, Shigwar saffron
Saffron from Iran prices in 2020
People hearing about saffron spice for the first time may wonder why it is so expensive. In fact, this is a spice that is easily worth thousands of dollars.
The price of saffron flowers is usually determined at the beginning of the saffron harvesting season and depends on various factors. The following options are among these conditions.
_The amount of harvest and supply of saffron flowers in the market
_The daily price of saffron in the market
_The total price of saffron (factors such as the cost of water, labor and agricultural machinery
_And again brokers in the market
The price of one gram of saffron is how many dollars:
Saffron is the most unique and expensive spice that you can find on this earth. It is usually sold in a few grams or even ounces, the characteristics of this plant, such as its unique taste, elegant shape and beautiful red color, as well as its saffron properties, have distinguished it from other spices.
In the market, with top quality, the best saffron is worth about 3000 dollars for 2 kg.
Factors affecting the quality of saffron
The existence of saffron quality analysis organizations and centers in producing countries shows the importance and value of this economic commodity. Today, quality is one of the most important issues for consumers, and everywhere in the world, consumer goods, especially saffron, are considered as a luxury and expensive commodity. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to the important factors in the quality of this product, which are mentioned below, to provide a quality product.
_Absence of mold and insects
_Absence of flower and plant remains
_Absence of foreign substances
_The smell of saffron
_Standard and impermeable packaging
_The amount of mycotoxins
The effect of saffron export on its price
The export of saffron is one of the factors affecting the price of saffron. As much as the export of saffron expands with the reduction of border strictures, the price of saffron will also increase.
For example, in these Corona days when the borders are closed and exports and imports have reached their lowest levels, we will see a decrease in the price of saffron due to the decrease in the amount of exports.
Iran saffron price in Dubai
The price of each gram of Iranian saffron in Dubai is 15 to 25 dirhams. According to today’s dirham exchange rate, the approximate price of each gram of saffron is between 4 dollars and 6 dollars. This price is the retail price of saffron, which should not be the same as the wholesale price of saffron. Since retail sales are highly sensitive and various licenses are required for retail sales, and in addition to licenses, company registration is also required, so it has a higher price than wholesale sales. But in saffron wholesale, these sensitivities are much less.
Iranian saffron bulbs for sale
The price of saffron bulbs can be roughly stated because the prices are variable due to market fluctuations. Approximately, every 5 kilos of saffron bulbs costs one dollar. And this is its retail price, and if you intend to buy in bulk, the prices are lower.