How to find Premium Saffron(Zafran)

Fleurs et pistils de safran, 27 octobre 2015, Taliouine, région de Souss-Massa, Maroc. (Photo by Jean-Luc PETIT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Saffron:

persian saffron is the most precious medicinal food product as it is important in IRAN’s AGRICULTURAL economy.

persian saffron  is having well known properties as well as importance in

  1. Pharmaceutics
  2. Cosmetics
  3. Perfumery
  4. Textile dye producing industries
  5. Health related

It is named as  SUNSHINE SPICE  AS IT BRIGHTENS YOUR MOOD AND DECREASE DEPRESSION

Annual production of  persian saffron  is estimately 300 tons per year  as IRAN is producing  76% of total

Origin of word persian saffron  is the french term SAFFRAN  which is derived from the latin word SAFFRANUM

It is very firstly used by the people living in ZAGROS MOUNTAINS MESOPOTAMIA (iran)

It is derived from flower of CROCUS STEVUS AS it is also known as SAFFRON CROCUS

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Stigma and styles which are called threads are collected , dried and used for various purposes

As persian saffron   is the most widely and desired form of saffron in todays era

It takes about 36000 flowers to yeild just 1 pound of stigmas

Over 200000 dried stigmas obtained from about 70000 flowers yeild 500 g of pure PERSIAN SAFFRON

TYPES OF persian saffron

  1. SUPER NEGIN SAFFRON

It is the most highest quality of iranian saffron

Consists of larger and all red saffron  threads

It is not only most potent bit having aesthetically pleasing features

Threads having no crumbs no yellow or orange threads but only all red.

This type of persian saffron is without chemical fertiliser or pesticides

  • NEGIN SAFFRON

It is considered to be the second best quality of persian saffron you can pirchase.

Negin saffron is red in colour it is rich and power containing  saffron

Its shape is  dry red oval stuck elongated and it is not broken

Its size is 1.5cm it is bit larger than sargol saffron more thicker in shape and it is more luxury

It is very sensitive to moisture its stigmas are dried and used in fragrance so it’s moisture level should below 8.2%

  • SARGOL SAFFRON

In english ‘TOP OF THE FLOWER’ is the meaning of SARGOL

It is also all red threads of saffron flower

Threads are shorter then negin and super negin persian saffron types

Sargol saffron having incredible fragrance,flavour and powerful colouring strength

It is mainly recognised by its RICH SCARLET RED THREADS .

It is the composition of saffron threads without style  as 105-115 kilograms of saffron flowers produces 1 kilograms of sargol saffron.

  • Pushal saffron

Pushal saffron contains red saffron kolalehs with a portion of cream (white part)  which is 3-5mm in length

Pushal saffron is very cheapest in price as about average of 10 kgs of pushal saffron is obtained from 101 kilograms of saffron flowers

When pushal is dried red saffron strands have large volume so strands of saffron swell, twist and coil towards inside so in result they look voluminous and beautiful but in real this type is of inferior quality  as yellow parts of stigmas of saffron flower is of no value and distributors mainly sell orange and yellow portions of thread to increase their profit margins.

FACTORS UPON WHICH QUALITY OF persian saffron  BASED :

  1.  CROSIN

This chemical is responsible for colour of saffron

If higher amount of crosin present there will be higher  colouring strength of saffron as customers also demand higher level of crosin level saffron in market

  • SAFRANAL:

This constituent is responsible for aroma of saffron as smell of saffron depends on safranal factor

  •  PICROCROSIN

This factor is responsible for  taste of saffron

That’s why saffron tastes a little bit bitter.

 MEDICINAL BENEFITS OF PERSIAN SAFFRON

  1.  It is powerful antioxidant
  2. It contains properties to fight cancer
  3. It reduces appetite and aids weight loss
  4. It is anti depressant as it improves mood ,memory, learning ability and protect your brain cells against oxidative stress
  5.  It may act as aphrodisiac. These are the foods or supplements that boost your libido

Persian saffron   is very beneficial in this conditions when patient is taking antidepressants

  • May reduce heart disease risk factors
  •  May lower blood sugar levels
  • Improves eyesight in adults
  • It is easy to add in diet as it is having subtle taste and aroma and pairs with savoury dishes
  • It improves sexual functioning in both male and female it may increase sex drive in both partners PERSIAN SAFFRON  having positive effects on male erectile dysfunction
  • Persian saffron is readily available on www.sknatural.com

SHELF LIFE OF  persian saffron :

Two years after production date

KEEPING CONDITIONS OF persian saffron

Customers should keep persian saffron at room temperature with good air ventilation and area free from dust and away from direct sunlight 

About author:

Dr.Maryum Shahzad
(Pharmacist)

CEO
Impessions by MS

Director
sknatural

As for customers it is better to keep it in refrigerator which is cool and dry with proper air ventilation.

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