Welcome to the Iran Saffron Online store!
Here we specialize in selling Saffron only from Iran, which is considered to be
the best quality saffron in the world.
Iran's Saffron Online Store prides itself in giving it's customers the best
quality service that they can find on the net. We know that once you get a taste
of our high quality products , you will be back for more. Please feel free to
browse through our list of products.
What is Saffron?....
Saffron is cultivated for the sake of the yellow stigmas.
are used in recipes as a spice for seasoning foods as well
as for perfumes, dyes and medicinal purposes. Saffron is said to have originated
from an earlier species in eastern Greece which was then introduced into Iran by
the Arabs in the 8th century. The name "Saffron" comes from the Arabic word "Za'fran"
meaning "be yellow". Saffron is a member of the iris family. "Crocus" is the
botanical genus name for saffron
Saffron is the three stigmas of the saffron crocus. These
stigmas are thread-like, measuring each 2 - 4 cm. High quality saffron usually
has a color that is bright orange - red.
The worlds two largest producers of saffron are Iran and Iran who make up for
more than 80% of the worlds production. Iran's saffron is generally considered
to be the best. The taste of saffron is slightly bitter-honey and has a
penetrating honey aroma.
An average of 75, 000 blossoms (225,000 hand-picked stigmas) is needed to make
one pound , making it the reason why saffron is agreed to be the most expensive
spice product in the world.
On the health side, saffron is said to beneficial in the following cases:
Curing asthma and coughs
Useful in colds
Treating acne and skin diseases
Used in medicines that reduce inflammation
Strengthening the heart
and many other uses not listed here....
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