Everything About Saffron!

Persian Saffron


Persian Saffron (Aka Zaffran), is the world’s most expensive spice which is called the Red Gold!

The magical plant is native to Asia mostly and a few other places. Iran, however, owning more than 80 % of the world’s Saffron production; delivers the top quality kind of the spice.

The unique taste, spectacular smell and a wondrous flavor along with an exotic color; all and all make Persian Saffron one of a kind and a luxurious spice world-wide.

The plant is called Saffron crocus, which is a flower that blooms in autumn and the stigma, scientifically known as crocus sativus, becomes the tasty spice garnishing the Iranian cuisine as well as the Indian, Turkish and Spanish with a deep root in the history and culture of these countries.  

A time around 3 years is needed for the seed to grow into a flower to harvest and the whole process is completely natural which adds to the value of the spice. Finally, the stigma of the flower is sundried to complete the process of one of the costliest spices in the world.

Saffron usages

Irani Saffron threads release the flavor in warm water and that’s the most common way to use the spice in different dishes. The threads continue releasing the flavor for up to 24 hours and add the aroma as well as the taste and make a very popular food seasoning.

The saffron can add a special taste and color to a variety of foods and drinks including ice cream, tea, syrups, rice, desserts and many more.

Since it’s also a medicinal herb and has proven benefits for a variety of diseases such as insomnia, anxiety, depression and etc. Researches also show that the two main compounds of saffron, Safranal and Crocin have a regulating effect on neurochemicals in body.

Saffron, has antibacterial properties, is rich in antioxidants, and is a great source of vitamins. All of this makes the red Persian gold a great first material in cosmetics industry which now widely is being used in many products especially in skincare and hair products.




Top 4 Saffron Benefits for Kids:


Treats Anxiety in Children

One of the greatest benefits of saffron for kids involves treating anxiety disorder. children between the ages of 12 and 16 years were given tablets containing saffron extracts for 8 weeks. After this, the results were analyzed for 68 participants. It showed a decrease in social phobia, separation anxiety, and depression. This effectively worked to decrease anxiety in adolescents.

Aids in Digestion

Saffron is a great herb to help digestion in kids and children. You can give it in milk, which helps in promoting digestion among the children. It also serves the babies whose tummies are always upset and sensitive to food supplements. However, mothers should consult the doctor before giving saffron to babies or kids. It is also necessary to choose the saffron from a reputed brand to promote health among your children.

Alleviates Asthma Problem

The benefits of saffron for kids include improving asthma problems and clearing the airways of children.The kids who have breathing problems can benefit from the use of saffron. The spice helps to reduce the inflammation that restores the overall breathing health

of the children. Saffron is a quick fix for the asthma attacks as it will cure your little one.

Promotes Healthy Bones

Giving saffron to small kids and children will help in promoting their bone health. It helps to absorb calcium and supports healthy bone development Moreover, you need a pinch of saffron powder or a single strand to feed your kid with milk and witness great results.

To conclude, saffron works as a wonder nutrition for children of every age. It is necessary to consult your doctor before giving this spice to the children. You can give them in small amounts according to their age and see the miracle happen. Moreover, it works as a brain tonic.

Benefits of Saffron During Pregnanc

saffron during pregnancy

  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps manage mood swings
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Relaxes cramps
  • Reduces morning sickness
  • Increases iron levels

Side Effects of Saffron

Consuming too much saffron or more than 10 grams during pregnancy can have adverse effects on your health. It can act as a uterine stimulant and induce contractions.

Khorasan, the origin of the best Persian Saffron!

Iran has the biggest market share in the saffron market worldwide not because of the big cultivation rate, but its unique quality. The aroma, flavor and the color of the Persian Saffron leaves no space for any rivals to compete.

Although there are different places in Iran that cultivate the flower but Khorasan region, especially Birjand and Qaenat cities (South Khorasan Prov.) with a large portion have the best quality too. The weather and the soil of these lands are just perfect to deliver the excellent product with the highest level of crocin and safaranl to reach world fame.

Persian Saffron comes in different grades based on the trim of the threads. These grades include Negin, Super Negin, Sargol, Pushal, Bunch and Konj.

Although the most popular grade is Negin, but customers mostly need to choose the grade based on their needs.

saffron type

PRG trading, can walk you through choosing the suitable grade for your business and is able to supply the best quality saffron directly from verified farmers in our region, Khorasan.