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
- Textile dye producing industries
- 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
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
- 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 :
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
This constituent is responsible for aroma of saffron as smell of saffron depends on safranal factor
This factor is responsible for taste of saffron
That’s why saffron tastes a little bit bitter.
MEDICINAL BENEFITS OF PERSIAN SAFFRON
- It is powerful antioxidant
- It contains properties to fight cancer
- It reduces appetite and aids weight loss
- It is anti depressant as it improves mood ,memory, learning ability and protect your brain cells against oxidative stress
- 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
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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
As for customers it is better to keep it in refrigerator which is cool and dry with proper air ventilation.