History of Saffron
Saffron which is called Health Flower, king of spices and red gold is the most valuable plant in Iran and comes from the slopes of Alvand Mounts. Growing Saffron in Iran goes back to the years of B.C and it is expanding in the poor raining region of Iran which has cold winters and hot summers.In addition to Iran more or less it is prevalence in summer countries of the world like Greece, Italy. More than 90% of world wide producing of product is allocated to Iran and about 96% of its product is in central Khorasan.
Superiority of Persian/Iranian Saffron
Iran is one of the oldest regions known to have cultivated saffron. Iran’s agricultural and garden products including Saffron enjoy high quality due to the variety in its climatic conditions. Iranian Saffron is the most expensive spice because of its potent. Generally the climatic and geographical condition completely influence on the quality and amount of plant cultivated and harvest in different parts of the world. Saffranal is considered as a toxic substance and large amount of saffranal in saffron makes it more poisonous. According to research conducted in Iran, Saffranal in the Iranian Saffron is low while the percentage of the substance in some other parts of the world saffron is relatively high. It makes clear preference for other types of Iranian Saffron. At the present time Iran is the biggest producer of Saffron in worldwide.