Human cultivation and use of saffron spans 3000 years and spans civilizations. Saffron is a spice used in many cultures to add flavor and color to food, desserts and drinks. It is by far the highest-priced spice in the world. According to FDA, using saffron is permitted as a natural coloring agent. For an adult using very small amount of saffron (0/1 gr) is recommended dailsy as the natural flavoring and coloring agent.
The golden spice saffron contains vitamins B-1 and B-2, essential volatile oils and phytochemichals, which are antioxidant-dense chemicals produced in plants that are thought to have countless golden health benefits, too. Saffron is also used in many other industries such as dye industry, cosmetic industry for perfume and odorants and facial creams.
To verify the standard quality of the end products, our company has been equipped with a highly specialized and technical laboratory. By using the chromatography method, the type, the quantity and the amount of saffron compounds are determined and compared with those prescribed by the relevant standards. Any deviation from the prescribed ranges shows that the sample is adulterated and is removed from the cycle of processing. Our products constantly undergo rigorous physical, chemical and microbiological laboratory experiments before being delivered to the target market.
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 conditions completely influence on the quality and amount of plants cultivated and harvested in different parts of the worlds. 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 worldwide.
According to Ibn Sina's book "Canon of medicine", saffron has been used as an effective medicine in traditional medicine for a long time. Today, many recent scientific researches confirm that saffron has unique properties to treat disease that are difficult to cure. Saffron has got countless medicinal applications as a natural pharmacy. Some of them are listed here: