Saffron is a spice famously known as costliest spice in the world is the bright red color stigma obtained from a flower. Demand for saffron is high as it contains antioxidants such as zeaxanthin, lycopene, a- and ß-carotenes that protect humans from stress, cancers, infections, and also act as immune modulators. In addition it has many therapeutic applications which has increased its demand in the pharmaceutical industry. These properties of saffron are expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.
Persian Saffron is taken from the flower of “saffron crocus”. certainly, The vivid red stigmas and styles, called threads, are collected and dried to be used in different ways. Saffron product is dried red stigma of saffron flowers which is mainly used to food mostly as a seasoning and coloring agent.