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Saffron Histroy

Since its first documentation in the 7th Century BC, the long and interesting history of saffron spice traces back over 4000 years and traverses many civilizations, countries, and cultures. It began being used in the middle east and then branched out to conquer hearts worldwide, being utilized as a food seasoning, perfume, hair and clothes dye, and as a medicinal herb. Researchers have shown through historic documents that saffron has its origin in the Zargos mountain range in Iran, where around 1 Kg of saffron was used in the royal kitchen every day. The word saffron is derived from the Arabic word Zafaraan, it was the Arabs who planted saffron initially in Spain over 1000 years ago when they ruled the region. Since its initial use at the beginning of its history, right up until today saffron spice has remained the most expensive spice known in the World.
Today, saffron is mostly used as a unique spice for adding an attractive flavor and aroma to various dishes. Of course, more and more people are showing interest in the medicinal properties of this spice due to the fact that natural treatments are becoming more popular. Saffron is often divided into categories based on the country of origin. Currently, the main producers of Saffron are Iran, Afghanistan, Spain and Greece. 
We export different grades of Saffron from Iran base on ISO3632. We supply saffron directly from TAVOONI ROUSTAEE which has SGS specification report.
We export Sargol, Negin , and Poshal Saffron from Iran to Europe and Amercia.
Find different grades specifcations as below:

Sargol Saffron

 means "Top of the flower" in Farsi. Sargol is a sub-type of Persian saffron that derives from the very tip of the saffron thread. Hence, its name "top of flower."  It also has a specific, powerful aroma. Generally speaking, Sargol saffron is considered to be high quality due to its lack of Yellow or Orange threads. Sargol can be easily recognized thanks to its full and deep red color and short threads. On the downside, Sargol saffron often contains crumbs and broken threads.

Negin Saffron

When compared to Sargol and Super Negin, Negin is longer in length and contains some yellow and orange portions of the thread. To put it in simple words, the aroma, quality, and purity are still great but you do pay for some portions of the yellow and orange threads, which are lower quality.

Poshal Grade 1

saffron is the cheapest and most commonly sold Saffron trim in stores. Since Saffron is so expensive, many distributors take advantage of consumers by selling them the orange and yellow portions of the thread to increase their profit margins. Since these yellow parts of the stigma contain no value, consumers end up paying much more in reality for a inferior product. 

Uses of Saffron

It is commonly used today in cooking, and the brighter red the spice is, the higher the quality. A little goes a long way when you are cooking with saffron. A pinch of the spice can be added to soups, stews, risotto and rice dishes, as well as to any tomato-based sauce.
The stigmas are also used to make medicine. Saffron is used for asthma,cough, whooping cough (pertussis), and to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant).

Benefits of Saffron

Saffron contains more than 100 components, but the three most promising appears to be: Crocin which is responsible for its orange color, Picrocrocin which provides its bitter taste, and Safranal which gives its aroma.
Saffron benefits are countless. It has a long history in traditional healing and has been recently recognized for treating respiratory infections and disorders such as coughs and coldsscarlet feversmallpoxcancerhypoxia, and asthma. Other targets included blood circulatory disordersinsomniaparalysisheart diseasesstomach upsetsgoutchronic uterine haemorrhagedysmorrheaamenorrheababy coliceye disordersdigestive stimulant, women menstrual painmenopausal problems, and depression
It also helps with memory lossmale impotency, encourages oxygen flow, speeds the healing of wounds, and prevents cell death.

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