The whole world is familiar with saffron and its properties. Saffron or in other words red gold is an expensive spice. This has many applications in various industries and personal and daily uses. Most of the world’s saffron is produced in Iran and Khorasan province. Iranian saffron has a much higher quality than other countries. Buy saffron in saffronir ( saffron online shopping website) provides a direct access to the first grade saffron.
One of the great advantages of saffron farmming is the lack of need for plenty of water and special care. A saffron corn can grow and harvest up to 7 years. Many people buy Saffron as a spice. Also, in addition to its healing properties, many widely buy it to improve the taste and color of foods. The price of saffron can be different according to its quality and originality, and it is necessary to consider this point when do saffron online shopping and buy it.
As you know, saffron is more expensive than other agricultural products, rather than focusing on the brand or other appearance of this product, we must learn how to distinguish genuine saffron from counterfeit.
Identifying the main saffrons from the saffron stigma branch is the simplest method. Because the branches of saffron stigma are three branches and the upper part of it is a trumpet that becomes narrower the lower it gets while it has some spicy taste; If saffron is sweet, it means that the seller has added some salt or sugar to increase its weight.
Of course, if saffron is powdered, it can be detected only with laboratory devices.
Others also press a string of saffron between straw paper and newspaper to determine the quality of saffron, and if the effect of fat does not appear, they call saffron high quality and original. Saffronir is an online shop to offer pure and original saffron and you could easily buy original saffron.
Online shopping and buy saffron is always along with positive and negative thoughts. “Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead”. Anyway, world direction is to reduce negative aspects of online shopping. Off course with technology help and improvement of transportation solutions and facilitate the process of buying. Every day, online shops go ahead to remove negative thoughts from the costumer’s minds. But how? Lets look as most important issues in the saffron shopping and buying. What issues are most important ones for saffron costumer when he/she decide to buy saffron online?
In this article we are trying to make clear all of them.
When you are looking for best price in online saffron shops to buy saffron, search to find saffron price per gram. Its very important. For example, price per gram of a 5g package is much more than price per gram of a 1kg package (in our online shope its 5.18 and 2.03 Euro per gram, respectively). So, don’t compare the overall price, note the price per gram.
Next, pay attention to shipping cost. In some online shops you find the saffron price reasonable and decide to checkout. But, in checkout you understand that shipping cost is very high and cancel your order. So, when you are comparing the prices, take it to account, too. Of course, there would be different delivery options like general delivery, express, etc. So, note this options as well.
Finally, note the currency. Some online sellers represent prices in Pound to show you lower numbers. By this, they work on your brain to convince you that they sell saffron cheaper. So, keep it in mind that 1 Pound is equal to 1.3 USD or 1.1 Euro.
Based on our experience, west countries specially in Europe Union don’t have detailed information about the saffron types and how to buy. Also, most saffron users ask us about the quality test of saffron and looking for a solution to define the purity of saffron at home.
When you are going to buy saffron online or offline, its very important to know that which type of saffron is accessible. In fact, most of online saffron shops offer SUPER NEGIN, NEGIN or SARGOL types. These three types of saffron known as all red saffron and the whole thread of saffron is completely red. Difference between these three types is a little hard and only physical characteristics of threads can define it . SUPER NEGIN threads should be thicker than NEGIN and NEGIN thread should be thicker than SARGOL ones.
Anyway, level of some important chemicals have considered in defination of saffron quality, too. For example, its expected that SUPER NEGIN type support crocin level around 250. And for NEGIN and SARGOL types its something around 220-250. Of course some other chemicals like Safranal or Picrocrocin have important role in quality of saffron. But crocin is the most important item. On the other hand, there is some simple tests to define the quality of saffron those you are able to do them by yourself. Most of these tests are visual and very easy.
Also, there is other types of saffron like Pushal and Bunch (Daste). but, these types mostly are traded in traditional market of saffron original lands like Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, etc. Not in online shops or Europe markets.
So, when you are comparing offered saffron with different online shops, note the quality and type. This two factor have important effect on saffron price, too.
We in Saffronir Co. offer the highest quality of SUPER NEGIN type in our online shop(saffronir.com). We try to provide easy connections to first grade Persian saffron. It is widely accepted that the Persian saffron is the best Saffron in the world. Actually, Persian saffron farms produce more than 90 percent of world saffron market capacity. Saffronir online shop try to provides best quality Persian saffron for its customers. you can probably easily purchase saffron from your city shops or other websites but in Saffronir we 100 percent guarantee that our products are the best and fresh saffron.
Saffron has a whole range of different names that you may have heard of only one of them. These names include batch saffron and whole string saffron. This type of saffron is also known in English as saffron bounch and saffron red & white.
You can use saffron to prevent and treat heart, brain, skin, nervous system diseases, mental disorders such as depression, menstrual cramps, reduce anxiety, sleep disorders and increase energy.
According to the definition of national and international standards, saffron powder is the result of grinding this product so that 90% of its particles pass through a sieve with a hole of 500 microns. In this way, the properties of real saffron powder are exactly similar to the properties of the original saffron and it has a good flavor and coloring power. Today, superior technologies are used to prevent the decline of saffron quality when grinding it in the process of producing saffron powder.
Due to the fact that saffron powder can be easily mixed with other materials such as artificial colors and turmeric, so we recommend to buy this product from reputable stores and well-known saffron brands. Saffronir produce powder as a reputable brands. Its products are 100% pure and natural. Also, Saffronir prepare its products from best quality red saffron stigmas.
Manufacturers of saffron powder product use suitable containers for packaging to increase the shelf life of this product. The packaging of saffron powder should be such that air and moisture do not enter it. Note that powdered saffron, if exposed to air, will significantly reduce its quality and aroma. On the other hand, the arrival of moisture in saffron causes its properties to disappear quickly. Therefore, storage and packaging conditions of powdered saffron are also very important.
Powdered saffron is very easy to use in food and does not require any special preparation work. To use saffron powder in food, it is enough to pour a small amount of it in a container containing boiling water and let it brew for 10 minutes. You can also get a better color of saffron with the help of a few pieces of ice instead of brewing saffron powder.
Saffron with the scientific name (Crocus sativus L) from the family of lilies is a perennial, herbaceous, perennial and bulbous plant with a height of less than 40 cm. This plant has long, green leaves like grass.
Its underground stem consists of two corns. These corns are hard, round and fleshy. Saffron is widely distributed and includes perennial, herbaceous, ornamental, short, bulbous varieties. Saffron is a genus of plants, vascular plants, flowering plants, monocotyledons, lilies.
The organs of saffron are like this. Each corns produces 16-5 slender leaves, like the leaves of grass. The roots of saffron are of the spray type, which grow from the base of the bulbs and from its circumferential circle. Purple saffron flowers are regular and contain a long tube.
Saffron has many uses. This valuable spice, which has a unique color and taste, is used in cooking a variety of foods and sweets. Its sweet smell and special taste can make any food delicious and fragrant. One of the reasons for the popularity of Iranian food is the use of saffron spices in them.
Saffron has therapeutic uses due to its useful and nutritious nutritional values such as vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, zinc, etc. From the past to the present, saffron has been used as an antidepressant, to treat infections, coughs, asthma, dry skin, etc. There are many therapeutic uses for saffron, but only a few have been proven in research, such as reducing menstrual symptoms, improving Alzheimer’s, and depression.
Saffron is also used in the production of cosmetics. Its color is widely used for cosmetics and its perfume for the production of colognes. In the past, the Egyptians used saffron to decorate their faces.
Tea with saffron aroma is a herbal tea that is prepared from dried and red strands of saffron flowers, which belong to the lily family. Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. This tea, traditionally, does not contain caffeine. However, commercial saffron tea bags are usually a combination of saffron, black tea and various essential oils and contain a lot of caffeine. Therefore, it is recommended to prepare and use this type of tea in the traditional way.
Saffron tea is one of the different types of tea that, in addition to having medicinal properties, has a wonderful taste and makes people happy and fresh.
Saffron extract is used in various substances such as Alzheimer’s disease, blurring or age-related vision loss (macular degeneration), treatment of depression, diabetes, eye health, skin care, acne treatment, skin lightening.
In addition, saffron extract is used to relieve pain, treat sexual disorders (such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation) and protect against some types of cancer.
When saffron extract is applied directly to the scalp, it is effective in treating alopecia areata (a common autoimmune disease that causes hair loss on the scalp, face and other areas of the body).
Saffron was initially specific to Khorasan Razavi and South Khorasan provinces, but was later cultivated in other parts of Iran. If we want to know the best place in Iran for saffron, we must search among the cities of Khorasan province; cause the best type of saffron has been related to this region from the beginning.
This region has a long history of saffron cultivation and the saffron brand is named after one of these cities.
The best type of saffron is the original saffron from reputable companies. These companies produce saffron without any unnatural essential oils. All their products have global standards that you can buy safely. Safronir Company sells high quality saffron to its customers.
Recognizing the quality of good saffron is not an easy task for people who do not specialize in this field. One of the characteristics of high quality saffron can be mentioned, one of which is to study its appearance. Another characteristic of saffron is that, according to the place of cultivation of saffron (in terms of climate, soil, etc.) as well as the freshness or obsolescence of saffron, the appearance of this product changes.