saffron price

Most expensive spice

Generally, there is a lot of ideas about the most expensive spice over the world. For instance, most expensive spicy harvested in Austria is a  Peruvian chili known as Charapita. And, price of this yellow spicy is 26,000 USD per kilogram. Also, you could find Vanilla, Cardamom, Clove, Cinnamon, Turmeric as expensive species, too. Anyway, professionals in this industry ranked Saffron price as the highest price for a spice. In this regard, Recorded saffron price depends on the saffron quality and for 1 Kilogram is from  3500 up to 160 000 USD!!! Undoubtedly, saffron price depends on country and type of offered saffron. So, In this page we will discuss all issues related to Saffron price specially Persian saffron price

Saffron Threads, oil or powder?

Indeed, for people that don’t have enough information about saffron, there is a question about saffron price: “Is it the Saffron Oil, Powder, or Threads price?  Generally, anywhere you see only “saffron price”, it belong to saffron threads. Admittedly, there is different types of saffron threads those have so different prices. We explained the different types of saffron threads here. In this case, Please note that for saffron oil and saffron powder, sellers should mention “oil” and “powder” words, respectively. Anyway, we do not suggest buying saffron oil or saffron powder. Because it is very hard to identify pure saffron oil or saffron powder from fake ones.

Saffron price per ounce or per gram?

In fact, people in different countries use different units for weight measurement. For Saffron, Gram and Ounce are most popular units. While, Gram is an international unit (SI unit) and Ounce is an “Imperial unit” for weight and mass measurement. Generally, Ounce is popular in United Kingdom and Gram is using in other regions of world. As you know, 1 Once is equal to 28.35 Grams. Therefore, when you are considering to saffron price note to weight unit.

Saffron price chart

Obviously, saffron price depends on different items like country, Origin, Brand, type, quality, quantity, etc. Here, you could find the saffron price for one gram Negin type in different countries.

Country

Price for 1 gram (Euro)

1

Persian

1-1.2

2

India

1.6-2

3

United States (US)

6-7.3

4

Canada

5-6.5

5

Europe (Spain, Italy, Germany)

6-7

6

United Kingdom (UK)

6-8
7

Emarates

1.9-2.4
8

China

2-2.5
9

Turkey

1.75-2.3

 

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How Saffron grows?

saffron farm

saffron farm

Indeed, except the traditional method of saffron grow, there is different ways to grow this expensive plant. Hence, you could find in Internet by searching “how to grow saffron indoors”, “how to grow saffron in pots” , and so on. However, most important items to harvest saffron is weather and soil. Notably, This two items make the saffron quality of each region Specific for that region. For example, its almost impossible to achieve Persian saffron characteristics by harvesting saffron in Spain, and so on.

Accordingly, Its proved that best soil to harvest saffron belong to east part of Persian known as Khorasan Province. That is to say, cities of this province are best saffron crocus growing zones. In this region, saffron harvest season starts at beginning of autumn and last for 40-50 days. Anyway, the exact time of harvest differs city to city of this region. At this time, you could buy saffron plant that named saffron crocus or Crocus sativus, or Autumn Crocus. Saffron plant price in Persian is around 8-10 USD per kilogram. If you like to harvest saffron, note that 1 kilogram saffron flower will give you 10 grams all red saffron.

 

Why is saffron so expensive?

If you know the process of saffron production, you will find that why saffron is so expensive:

  • Firstly, Saffron harvest one time per year for 40-50 days.
  • Secondly, Saffron farm should rest at the end of harvest season up to start of next year harvest season.
  • Thirdly, It is not possible to harvest any other plant during the rest period of saffron farm.
  • In addition, Each Saffron corm should be planted by human hand one by one
  • moreover, 2-3 saffron flower will grow from each saffron corn
  • Each saffron flower should pick up by human hand delicately
  • Concurrently, Humans separate saffron threads from saffron flower by hand and very accurately.
  • Each saffron flower gives three threads of red-white saffron.
  • After driving saffron threads from saffron flower, red part will separate from white part
  • Finally, separated red and withe parts, will dried in a dark and dry place.
  • Last but not least,To have 10-gram all red saffron, this process should pass for 1-kilogram saffron flower.

In summary, Long term and time-consuming process with need to many human resources for a tiny red saffron. Right?

That is why saffron price is so high.

Where to buy saffron?

If you live in Persian, nearest place to buy Persian saffron is nearest super market. Probably 100 meter. But, if you live in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, or East Asia, there is 1-3 store in your city that have Persian saffron. Therefore, you should pass a long way to find probably one kind of saffron with inappropriate price. Today, Thanks to internet, you easily could search “buy saffron online” and find many stores with many exciting offers for different types of saffron.

 Wholesale and retail Saffron price?

Like other products, wholesale saffron price is lower than retail saffron price. Therefore, Whenever you looking for saffron in online shops, note the price per gram. Generally, saffron price per gram decrease by increase in saffron amount. For example, in our saffron shop Saffronir.com, you will pay 4.32 Euro per gram when you buy 3-gram package. While, you will pay 2.19 Euro per gram when you buy 100-gram package. Around 50% decrease. Moreover, there is always free options like Free Fast Shipping for wholesale orders.

How to eat saffron

Finally, We do warn you to do not eat pure saffron alone. Because this would have many side effects. While, You could use saffron to fragrant foods, drinks and deserts. Now, you could find a lot of recipes here and find the answer of “how to use saffron?”