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Last updated: 27 ,March, 2023
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Saffron Types & Quality certificates

ISO 22000:2005  ,  HACCP  ,  ISO 9001:2015


About Saffron

Saffron, scientifically known as Crocus sativus, belongs to Iridaceae family and is derived from the dried stigma of the flower of saffron crocus. The flower has three stigmas which are each the distal end of a carpel. Together with their styles the stalk connecting the stigmas to the rest of the plant- these components are often dried and used in cooking and medicine. Saffron can also be used as a fabric dye. Once the red tufts are separated from the flowers, they are dried and used in various ways

Saffron has been the worlds most expensive spice by weight for decades and it is native to Iran and generally to Southwest Asia. It takes 150000 flowers to make 1 kilogram of saffron. Since saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, there are different kinds of fraud in relation to its preparation. We advise that you purchase saffron from reputable sources. For further information




Therapeutic effects of saffron:

Saffron is mentioned in European Pharmacopoeia and according to the accomplished  tests in Europe  saffron  has indicated to have positive effects in decreasing blood fat  and cholesterol as well as increasing oxygen  penetration into plasma. Saffron is considered to be the golden spice and it can not only be used in cooking to add an aroma to food, turning any dish into an exotic one, it can also be beneficial to a number of health problems

Saffron is used in making anti-Alzheimer, anti-cancer and anti-depression drugs; patients suffering from cardiac disease and iron deficiency anemia have benefited from saffron





saffron benefits and applications, we can point out the following ones:

1-Facilitating natural food digestion.

2- Anti tumor and anti cancer.

3- Being a tranquilizer and a therapy to nervous aches.

4- Memory fortifier.

5- Anti depression and anti Alzheimer.

6- Reinforcing sexual drives.

7- Curing blood pressure and decreasing blood cholesterol.

8- Curing respiratory diseases such as asthma and cough.

9- Curing anemia caused by lack of ferrous in girls.

10- Curing rheumatism by external use.

11- Increasing blood flow in retina and curing AMD.

12-Decreasing the possibilities for the outbreak of heart diseases due to its thiamin and riboflavin.

Based on the experiments performed,the consumption of maximum one gram per day is harmless for a  mature person. Due to saffron's unique effects and properties, it is nowadays considerably used in food,  pharmaceutics, health, cosmetic and perfumery industries.


Recognizing qualified saffron:

Identifying Adulterated Saffron:

 Given the value, importance and high price of saffron, regretfully some greedy people adulterate saffron. The most common adulteration in connection with saffron is to dye styles using coloring matter existing in stigma or synthetic dyes. Adding some materials having similar appearance to saffron stigma, like safflower; dipping saffron in sugar solution to increase the weight, and adding artificial coloring matters to raise the coloring strength of the product are some other kinds of alteration. The adulterated saffron can be easily identified with laboratory tests and quality control techniques like, but not limited to, determining volatile matter and moisture contents, total ash and acid-insoluble ash, and the amount of extract soluble in cold water.

By using the HPLC system, the type, quantity and amount of saffron compounds are determined and compared with those prescribed by the relevant standards. Any deviation form the prescribed ranges show that the sample is adulterated.

Quality Saffron:

Quality saffron consists of long, bright red stigmas. In the beginning of the season, saffron has the desired coloring strength, taste and bitterness. As the days pass, gradually the color and taste of saffron decrease and its fragrance and aroma increase. By lapse of time, the color of saffron becomes dark and the filaments become dry and fragile in appearance.



The easiest method to recognize pure saffron is to add it to some water. The pure and real saffron will make the water yellow but unreal saffron makes it orange or red. We suggest hot water for this test. Picture 1 indicates the pure saffron and Picture 2 is for unreal saffron.



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saffron maintenance method:

 Instructions for Saffron Storage, and Factors Causing Loss of Quality in Saffron:

The way you store saffron has a decisive impact on preservation and durability of its quality and properties. Temperature, moisture, direct light and duration of storage affect the saffron quality and properties including color (crocin), taste (pircocrocin), and aroma (safranal). Saffron exposed to such factors, loses its fragrance and properties by lapse of time. Saffron in suitable package stored in proper conditions maintains its aroma for three to five years, but the color will remain the same even after that.

The package of saffron must be resistant to moisture, odour, gases, light, microorganisms, etc. Materials often used for saffron packages are cellophane, acetate cellulose, polyethylene (PE), polystyrene, and polyvinyl chloride

Saffron Storage Conditions:

Saffron shall be stored in a proper air-tight container in a cool dry place away from moisture and sunlight. Avoid putting saffron near other spices.


Production amount of saffron throughout the world:

Nearly 250 tons of saffron is produced annually throughout the world more than 230 tons of which belong to Iran. While producing more than 90 percent of saffron in the world, Iran has won the first place in terms of quantity and quality. 

 The following diagram shows the saffron produced in different parts of the world.


As seen in the diagram, Greece with 6 tons, Morocco with 4 tons, Kashmir with 3 tons, spain with 2 tons and Italy with 0.5 tons rank (after Iran) the second till sixth producing countries in the world.

 In recent years, United Arab Emirates, especially Dubai, has been the main destination of saffron exported by Iran. Spain is another export market for Iranian saffron. At present, Spanish saffron is produced only in the region of La Mancha, with a production of less than 1 tons per year.

Other countries buying Iranian saffron are spain, Italy, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, England, Sweden, Argentine Switzerland, China, japan, etc.

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Factory Address: Mahan Gostar Mahvelat Export Company, Mahvelat Industrial Town, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran