These days, the issue of saffron pricing is hot in Iran. With the start of the new saffron harvest season, the issue of determining the price of saffron has received too much attention. The problems and concerns of farmers in the last one or two years have caused the members of the Iranian Parliament, the Saffron Union and the National Saffron Council to intervene in pricing. In the recent meeting of these representatives, the price of saffron for the new season was determined as follows:
Saffron is a spice derived from the extraction of the stigmas of the crocus sativus or autumn crocus flower. Once harvested, it is dried and utilized either as a dye or coloring agent for food and other products, or as a spice to add flavor to dishes. Saffron is one of the most expensive spices across the globe and has a wide application scope across myriad industries such as food & beverage and pharmaceuticals, among others.
TEHRAN- Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) will hold the meeting of the National Saffron Export Desk this week, a senior official in the organization announced.
According to Mahmoud Bazari, the director-general of TPO’s Export Coordination Office for agro crops and processing industry products, the mentioned meeting is aimed at investigating the ways for the promotion of saffron exports and releasing the reports on the subject by related organizations including Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC), and National Saffron Council, TPO’s Public Relations Department reported on Sunday.
TPO has recently set up a special task force on the trade of saffron.
Underlining the significance of saffron in Iran’s exports, Hamid Zadboum, the head of TPO, has said that his organization has had supporting the exports of this product through offering different incentives a top agenda of its activities since the Iranian calendar year 1380 (March 2001- March 2002).
Based on the data released by Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, Iran earns some $500 million annually by exporting medicinal herbs, of which about $350 million is related to saffron and the rest is the share of other medicinal herbs.
Source: Tehran Times
One of the important reasons that makes saffron more expensive is its scarcity. Because the supply of goods affects its price and the supply of saffron is limited. All of saffron is almost produce in IRAN near 450 tons per year. In this article, we want to show you how big the saffron market is and what effect it has on your marketing and sales.
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One of the most important things to consider when buying saffron is to identify original saffron, which is not possible without the necessary expertise and information in this area. The high price of saffron has caused some profiteers to cheat in saffron and use some of the methods that we will discuss below to increase their income by fraud. So that we want to not have any problems in buying saffron and we can make the right and safe choice. We must first learn how to distinguish saffron from counterfeit saffron.
Saffron is a food spice obtained from the flower stigmas of Crocus sativus a member of the Iridaceae family. It plays an important role in the culinary culture of different regions of the world, where it is used as a food additive, since it possesses powerful coloring and flavoring properties. As the most expensive foodstuff in the world, saffron is being known for its unique characteristics which are very important in garnishing the dishes and foods.