Saffron Production

Growing up in Khorasan where saffron is synonymous with living, I knew saffron as the king of spice. Today at $25,00 a kilogram, it is the most expensive item in our supermarket ! Let’s take a look at saffron production, the most expensive spice in the world.

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The biggest producers of saffron in World

Saffron is currently being cultivated more or less intensely in Iran, India (Kashmir valley), Greece, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Pakistan, China, Japan, Afghanistan and recently in Australia. By the way, Iran is the world’s most important producer.

In an interview with Tehran-based English newspaper, Iran Daily, Gholamreza Miri added Iran produced saffron valued at $373.33 million in the year to March 2018. He noted that according to figures released by Iran’s Agricultural Jihad Ministry, Iran produced 336 tons of saffron in the year to March 2018. That 20% percent of it is used for internal usage and 80% , near 270 tons, for export.

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The Seven types of Saffron

If you use saffron, you know that there are different types of saffron with different prices and characteristics such as different colors and thicker fragrances and more volumes. Each of these different categories determines which part of the saffron plant is in this package. Then we can say, the name of the company and the city of production and etc do not determine the types of saffron, just the yellow and reddish saffron color only effect on type.

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