1300.0 - 2150.0/kg
The type of this product is Negin: When compared to Sargol and Super Negin, Negin is longer in length and contains some yellow and orange portions of the thread. To put it in simple words, the aroma, quality, and purity are still great but you do pay for some portions of the yellow and orange threads, which are lower quality. However professional buyers often prefer to have this yellow trail because one of the ways to tell if a saffron is not counterfeit is the yellow end
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What is saffron?
Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. Saffron has long been the world's most costly spice by weight.
One freshly picked crocus flower yields an average 30 mg (0.0011 oz) of fresh saffron or 7 mg (0.00025 oz) dried; roughly 150 flowers yield 1 g (0.035 oz) of dry saffron threads; to produce 12 g (0.42 oz) of dried saffron, 1 lb (0.45 kg) of flowers are needed; 1 lb (0.45 kg) of fresh saffron yields 0.2 oz (5.7 g) of dried spice.
Many third party distributors claim that they have the "highest quality saffron in the world" but this is almost always a false advertisement. Luckily for consumers, the quality and potency of Saffron is actually measurable.
Quality of our product
The quality of Saffron is measured by conducting a lab analysis of the product, when it comes to testing Saffron there are three main factors to consider. The three most important factors are Safranal, Crocin, and
Category 1 average >20-50
International average >20-50
Our Saffron average 40-50
2. Crocin (Coloring Strength)
Category 1 average >190
International average >230
Our Saffron average 260
3. Picocrocin (Flavor Strength)
Category 1 average >70
International average >85
Our Saffron average 110
What is even more interesting is that there are four main classifications of Iranian/Persian saffron, these four classifications are based on the trim of the saffron thread. The four different trims of Persian Saffron are:
1.Sargol: means "Top of the flower" . Sargol is a sub-type of saffron that derives from the very tip of the saffron thread. Hence, its name "top of flower." It also has a specific, powerful aroma. Generally speaking, Sargol saffron is considered to be high quality due to its lack of Yellow or Orange threads. Sargol can be easily recognized thanks to its full and deep red color and short threads. On the downside, Sargol saffron often contains crumbs and broken threads.
2. Super Negin: The most expensive and rare trim of Saffron. Super Negin saffron is known not only for being the most potent but also for its aesthetically pleasing features. Super Negin threads are longer in length and contain no yellow or orange threads. The threads are cut symmetrically and contain no crumbs. When comparing all the trims of Saffron, Super Negin is the most sought after for those who want the best of the best.
3. Negin: When compared to Sargol and Super Negin, Negin is longer in length and contains some yellow and orange portions of the thread. To put it in simple words, the aroma, quality, and purity are still great but you do pay for some portions of the yellow and orange threads, which are lower quality.
4. Pushal saffron is the most commonly sold Saffron trim in stores. Since Saffron is so expensive, many distributors take advantage of consumers by selling them the orange and yellow portions of the thread to increase their profit margins. Since these yellow parts of the stigma contain no value, consumers end up paying much more in reality for a inferior product.