Iranian or Persian saffron is well known for its unique aroma and taste. Saffron is mostly imported from the province Khorasan north-east of Iran.
In addition to Iran, Spain is also amongst huge saffron producers, however ...Read More
The persian's origin saffron or Crocus sativus comes from the plant of the same name belonging to the family Iridaceae.
Types of Saffron
Saffron, yielded from the stigmas of the saffron flower, is classified, packed and presented in terms of different parts of stigma as follows:
Our Sargol Iranian Saffron
Literally translate as “top of the flower”. The equivalent name for top quality saffron in Spanish name is coupe saffron. This kind of saffron is pure and contains the stigma without the style.
The highest quality Iranian saffron is known as “Sargol” saffron. It is made up of the red-orange thistles tips of saffron threads which have been cut and separated from style prior to drying. This enables it to retain its pure red color and results in a coloring index range of 220 to 260. Saffron stigmas cut this way provide maximum flavor, aroma and natural dye in cooking and baking. This is the part with all the saffron culinary and medicinal properties. Our Sargol saffron is 100% pure saffron. This is grade I saffron based on ISO standard.
Saffron Threads / Iranian / Persian Sargol Saffron
Mancha saffron is not cut like Sargol and therefore contains more yellow parts from the style of the plant and higher floral waste.
Mancha saffron contains saffron stigmas with 10-15% of the style and 5% flower waste. It has less power of coloring strength compare to our Sargol (cut) saffron.
Mancha saffron or La Mancha saffron is a common brand name for Spanish saffron grown in the five provinces of the La Mancha region of southeastern Spain. Based on ISO classification Manch saffron holds grade II in accordance to saffron coloring strength standardsPlease note that the Style of the saffron plant has no culinary values. It doesn’t contain aroma, flavor and color. If it is left attached to the red stigmas, it just adds 30 - 50% dead weight to saffron and you pay for it.
Low Grade Saffron Threads
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