Saffron is the world’s most expensive and costly spice, it is used to give a golden yellow shading and color to food, and add its particular flavor. Nearly 90% of the world’s supply comes from Iran.
The Saffron comes from a Crocus Flower’s stigmas, and the flower only blooms for about a week every year.
This is a farm in Khorasan province in the Northeast Iran. Saffron is known as one of the most expensive and valuable plant in the world and has been growing and developing in Iran for thousands of years. It originates from Iran’s history. Before it’s packaged and sold in western supermarkets, saffron starts its life cycle in the Middle East as a sensitive purple bloom. Knowledge, Information and experience about saffron have been developed and gone from age to age, generation to generation in Iran.
Since saffron does not require excessively water to develop, it suits Iran’s atmosphere and climate. Iran is right now the biggest producer of Saffron on the planet. It creates around 360 tons of dry saffron every year and it has has concurred the nation over 90% offer of the worldwide generation of Saffron.
FAO”s (Food & Agriculture Organization of the U.N.) representative said, “Iranian saffron is of supreme quality, the best you can find in the world.”
Saffron is utilized as a part of traditional medicine making, for enhancing the cardiovascular health and creating happiness in the brain. It has been found to help battle malignancy, enhance memory, improve depression and grant numerous other health benefits.
170,000 Flowers= 100 Kg Flowers= 1 kg Dry Saffron
Although Iran has limited water, but also has the best soil (for Saffron). It’s dry, but hard enough to keep the moisture. for a couple of months. The farmers try to not waste it.
It is intriguing to realize that 170,000 blossoms measure 100 kilograms, from which just 1 kilogram of dry saffron can be delivered. A year ago, the region under saffron development expanded from 88,000 to 95,000 hectares. Near 95% of Iranian saffron are created in the two territories of South Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi both in the nation’s upper east.
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