the effect of anything shows its worth. Some people or some things are known to change the equations and saffron is one of these things. In fact, anything which saffron is added to it can be defined before and after adding saffron. saffron transforms smell, color and taste. saffron even raises the respect of your product. When you give your audience something with saffron, you have indeed respected and appreciated them. Perhaps the best word that can be selected for saffron is power. Below, you can read some articles about saffron in international journals.

Saffron is one of the most expensive things. Which plant is sold in grams? A very low number can be seen in this category. saffron is valuable as much as it is difficult to obtain. About 110/000 to 170/000 crocus flowers are required in order to obtain one kilogram of dried saffron! Apart from the fact that curing process, soil type and harvest time and the importance of speed increase the value of this magical spice.  Saffron has become one of the most expensive spices in the world due to high demand and limited production.


Why Iranian saffron

Iran can be considered as the cradle of the world’s saffron. Almost 90 percent of the world’s saffron is produced in Iran. Even many of saffron that are distributed with label of other countries are from Iran. saffron in Iran goes back 3000 years and still has its own power. saffron is known as the red gold of desert because its origin is Iran’s deserts. Even Unlike the fact that many believe the word saffron originates from Arabic name, Iran is the origin of its name and most of the Arabic sources have reference to Iranian sources.

Dassteh saffron is the main and basic saffron types and is achieved by putting all part of saffron strands over each other and drying them. Normally length of style is about 3 to 5 mm and the stigma can be shorter or longer which determines the product quality. Embedding strands over each other can be one-way or two-way. In one-way embedding, similar parts should be on each other (style on the style and stigma on the stigma). In two-way embedding, styles should be on the middle and stigma on both sides. The second form is more attractive because only red parts (stigma) will be seen in both sides. Classification of saffron strands usually is done by women.

strands grade 4. Overall color of this saffron type is between 120 to n150 units




Sargol Saffron

Sargol saffron in fact is the saffron concept on the mind of most of people. In this type, style is removed completely and separated red stigma form pure saffron. So, Sargol is all-red type saffron. In some cases, “Poushal” also is known as “Sargol”. In this case saffron is divided into two types of “Negin Sargol” and “Momtaz Sargol”. Negin is refer to excellent and Momtaz is refer to prefer types. Negin Sargol is the same as mentioned Sargol saffron and the Momtaz contains some part of yellow style.

Among the above mentioned saffron types, overall color of Sargol saffron is more than others and is between 210 to 260 units. Us of Sargol saffron is more conventional than the others in Iran.

Different saffron types can be seen in the following picture.

poushal saffron


Poushal” Saffron consist of red stigma with 1 to 3 mm of yellow style. In comparison with the “Dasteh”, “Poushal” has more relative content of stigma. So Poushal saffron has more overall color which is between 170 to 250 units based on its quality. Attaching stigma to the style and reducing the likelihood of counterfeit, causes some people have more trust to this type of saffron.

Saffron strands grade 1, 2 and 3 are Poushal types.

Negin Poushal” or “Poushal Negin” Saffron

“Negin Poushal” saffron is actually a special type of Poushal in which thick strands of red stigma is separated from other strands without any style and bulky saffron is produced. “Poushal Negin” saffron is finest and most precious type of saffron and has highest overall color (230 to 270 units). Production of this saffron type has descending trends among different years because of its costly and time consuming procedure. In some cases this type of saffron is called “Super Negin”.

Negin saffron is longer and thicker by common saffron. It is pure and contains stigma without the style and is the most expensive Saffron in the world. Negin saffron has no style & pollen and just consists of red parts of stigma with a high strength of coloring and aroma.

Features of Negin Packing

  • All red (Negin): 0.2, 0.4, 0.5 gr
  • All red (Negin): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,9 gr
  • All red (Negin): 10, 20, 25,250, 500, 1000 gr
  • All red (Negin): 1 Oz, 1 pound



Konj” or White Saffron

After removing “Sargol” from “Dasteh”, the root part of strands remain. This part is known as “konj” or “Sefid” Saffron in Iran. “Konj” is known as style or white in Europe. “Konj” is not a kind of saffron types but is considered due to its beautiful color and appearance. Some people incorrectly think that “konj” is more perfumed than the Sargol. Scientific studies show that valuable elements of saffron are only in its red stigma. These elements can transfer from stigma to the style due to move in plant tissue. More moisture in the style causes more aroma apparently.











Strong aroma

strong aroma

STRONG aroma 


Red and yellow(more red)22O USP

Red(220-270) USP

Strong RED(230-270)USP


Dry ,oval, round, golden

dry, red, oval, stick and round and a little break are seen in the threads.



Negin Saffron shape is dry, red, oval, stick, elongated, raw, round, all red and without no broken