Why Choose Us As Your Saffron Supplier?
- We are the manufacturer and supplier of Saffron with a dedicated factory.
- We observe strict quality control (QC) measures for all our production processes.
- We perform an annual, knowledge-based analysis of crops and farms, giving us access to the best raw materials.
- We operate in hygienic processing environments with safety food certifications.
- We have highly skilled workers in factories and a team of experts on the business side who help to customize products based on market needs.
- We offer flexible packaging to suit various market demands.
- We offer premium quality at a reasonable price.
- We provide convenient access to our products through our offices/representatives.
- We provide a sustainable supply during the year.
- We provide third-party test reports when needed.
- We are proud of our happy clients across the globe.
The detailed specifications are shown in the table below:
Historically, this spice is known for its wide range of applications that spans foods, drinks, and traditional herbal medicine.
Some of the applications of saffron by category are:
- Recipes: A few strands of this edible gold give a heavenly fragrance to all types of dishes (such as Persian Rice, paella, and bouillabaisse). Just soak a small amount in a few drops of warm water and add it to the cooked rice. You may use the resulting extract for your desserts (cake batter, make ice cream, or saffron rice pudding) and drinks (saffron tea). Additionally, you can use this delicious, luxurious ingredient as a food coloring supplement in soups and stews.
- Beverages and Cocktails: The red gold is appreciated for its fragrance and color in Lemonade, Martini, etc. Its rich hue recalls the yellow-golden color that only the spice itself can impart.
- Medicine: For centuries now, it is used to treat a wide range of ailments.
- Textile: It has historically been (and still is) used to color textiles and other items. In the past, cotton fabrics were dyed with a saffron extract using a traditional heating method. Nowadays a power ultrasonic method is becoming more common as it allows better control of dyeing properties such as pH values, salt concentration, temperature, and time in the dye bath.
Saffron Health Benefits
Some of the health benefits of saffron include:
- It is a very powerful antioxidant: it contains antioxidants such as crocin, crocetin, safranal, and kaempferol.
- It is nicknamed “sunshine spice” which means it can help improve mood and treat depression.
- It may help fight chronic diseases and cancers.
- It may promote weight loss by reducing appetite.
- It may help reduce Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
- It may promote overall body and mind health.
- It may act as an Aphrodisiac, helping to improve sexual satisfaction.
- It is easy to add to your diet.
- It may improve eyesight in adults.
Additionally, it has a medium glycemic index (GI).
How is Saffron Produced?
Saffron is the crimson thread-like structure (botanically called stigma and styles) of a plant commonly known as Saffron Crocus. Crimson means “a rich deep red color.” This rich deep red color, along with a labor-intensive harvesting method, makes Saffron the most expensive spice (by weight) in the world. It has also gotten Saffron the nickname “the red Gold” to imply its high price.
The Red Gold is well-known across the globe for its coloring strength and aroma. Sadly, some countries that can not compete against the Red Gold resort to adulterants or counterfeiting, but only to see that the demand for genuine Saffron has increased.
It requires a combination of many factors (such as soil, water, skilled workers, and suitable climate) to produce top-quality Saffron. The growing condition affects the quality attributes of Saffron, as it requires cool temperatures and full sunlight to yield fine quality stigmas (threads). When harvest begins, farmers get to their farms to handpick saffron stigma and styles (threads) from saffron flowers. The threads are then dried in the most efficient way possible.
Naturally dried stigmas (threads) are distinguished by their bitter taste, hay-like fragrance, and slight metallic notes.
Grades of Saffron Products commercially available include:
- Negin: category 1 in ISO 3632 classification; long, unbroken stigma only; ironed flat; prime quality(coloring strength 260- 280); all-red
- Sargol: category 1 in ISO 3632 classification; upper tips of stigma, top quality(coloring strength 230- 250), all-red
- Poshal: category 2 in ISO 3632 classification; red stigmas plus some yellow style (coloring strength 210-230)