What is Saffron ? Said to be “possibly the first spice ever used by man,” saffron has been identified as a distinct popularity since the dawn of culinary traditions. Its history spans throughout the world and into our kitchens, first known to be the herb of the sun and now used in a variety of ways inside the home and out.
—! What is Saffron ? !—
The name evolved from the Middle East, collaborating the words Saharan and za’faran to make saffron. These tiny ‘thread-like’ filaments are dried stigmas coming from flowering plant, the Crocus.
Even before saffron livened up cuisine, it was known for its incredible dyeing ability. For a weaver in ancient times, it brought about brilliance to rugs, togas, saris, shawls, lace, and linen, silk. For the artist, the vividness of yellow was achieved.
For medicinal purposes, it gave hope to some suffering from smallpox, kidney disease, insomnia, indigestion, and signified fear for others. Last but not least, for cooks, saffron allowed the brightness of the sun to be placed on a dining table.
One of the few spices not to have originated in India or the tropics, saffron’s discovery is one of mystery. Although recorded history started after the cultivation of saffron, it is known that crocus plants are native to the Mediterranean and the Balkans.
Thus, the early Persian civilizations spread this “wealth” with surrounding areas such as the Indus Valley and the western shores of the Mediterranean.
In present day, saffron is growing in popularity in many countries throughout the world such as Iran. It is used in the most exquisite gourmet cuisine from the west to the Far East; it’s cultivated in temperate climates and delivered to a variety of different cultures.
One of the most well known areas where saffron is grown is in Iran. This geographic center encompasses five provinces that have the ideal climate for saffron to thrive.
It is undoubtedly true that Iran where the summers are unbearably hot and the winters are uncontrollably frigid.
Iran is not only a great harvesting ground; moreover, the best quality saffron is produced there.
All Type Of Saffron
Saffron Powder is not a kind of saffron such as Negin or Pushal. It is a form of saffron, which producers make from grinding the saffron threads in the industrial scope. The final product color is slightly lighter than the…
Bunch Saffron has different names, such as Dasteh Saffron or Dokhtar Pich Saffron (Dochtar Pitsch Saffron, or Dokhtar Saffron). Dasteh Saffron is the complete stigma (filament) of saffron in bundles. In other words, it contains the stigma with the whole…
Mancha Saffron is the stigma part. Since in Pushal is not cut like Allred during production so the complete red-colored parts are maintained along with a little bit of the orange-colored threads. All the three stigma threads are attached like…
Sargol Saffron | most economical saffron for import : sargol saffron consists only of Dark Red Stigma (thread) Tips. So. in other words all the white and orange parts are removed. This saffron is the second most expensive type of…
All Red Saffron | Super Negin Saffron | Best Iranian Saffron : Negin Saffron is the most expensive type of Saffron because it has the highest quality compared to other types. When three stigma threads are attached together we call…