Saffron

SAFFRON HISTORY


In antiquity, crocus was said to be the name of a beautiful youth. Two
different myths connected his fate with the aromatic plant from which
we obtain saffron. According to one, the god Hermes loved him, but
killed him by mistake and where the body’s blood ran into the earth,
the first crocus flower sprang up.The other story related that Crocus
and a nymph, Smilax, were so in love that they never separate. Yet the
gods, tired of watching their courtship, ended it by changing Smilax
into a yew-bush, and crocus into a saffron crocus.
SAFFRON is the world’s most valuable spice because of its unique
properties and because of all the labor that goes into producing it (
more than 170000 flowers make just one kilogram) and Its name given
to the three dried red colored stigmas and part of the white style to
which they are attached of crocus sativus Linnaeus, which flowers just
once a year.
The
main
characteristics
of
saffron
are:
PICROCROCINE
(BITTERNESS), SAFRANAL (FLAVOR), CROCINE (COLOR).
Saffron is the dried stigma (red part of the pistil) of Crocus Sativus
Linnaeus.

saffron powder

Provided from Sargol,
Pushal or Bunch
Saffronunder 7%

saffron powder
mancha saffron

Crocine (coloring
strength)minimum 200-220,
Safranal (flavor & smell)
minimum 30, Picrocrocine
(bitterness) minimum 75,
Moisture
under 7%under 7%

bunch persian saffron

Crocine (coloring
strength)minimum 190-210,
Safranal (flavor & smell)
minimum 30, Picrocrocine
(bitterness) minimum 75,
Moisture
under 8%

Negin sargol saffron

Type to enter textCrocine
(coloring strength)
minimum 215-240, Safranal
(flavor & smell) minimum
35, Picrocrocine
(bitterness) minimum 80,
Moisture
under 7%

ORGANIC


Ecology, health, care, fairness and justice are the four basic principles
of organic farming. In the organic production of saffron, the same as
all other organic products, it has to follow the four mentioned
principles. Organic saffron producer measure the soil fertility through
completely natural inputs and replaces the use of chemical pesticides
with suitable agronomic methods. Therefore, in addition to taking care
of the soil and ecology of the farm, it will also take care of the final
product consumed by the consumer. The new, innovative, and at the
same time ecologic and environmental preserver methods which are
used by organic saffron producers, will also help the farm community.
Soil health, plant health, and finally the health of consumers of organic
products are all the issues which a saffron farmer will consider through
implementation of organic laws and regulations regarding all
stakeholders. In addition to being in a clean environment and not being
polluted with chemicals, Farm workers have good living conditions
during their stay and work on the farm, and they will be cared
regarding the living conditions, such as proper accommodation, fair
and
non-gender
discrimination,
especially
in
male-to-female
payments.