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Mahsun Saffron prides itself on having the highest quality of Persian saffron, also known as original Iranian saffron, with no preservatives or added ingredients.

BUY PREMIUM PERSIAN SAFFRON

Many distributors claim to sell the best quality, organic saffron, tricking consumers into paying top dollar for inferior Persian saffron products. At our company, we do a thorough analysis to make sure our premium saffron falls at or above the average range for color, aroma, and flavor. We guarantee a lower saffron price than our competitors and customers receive only high quality saffron with every purchase. If you’re looking for highest quality organic saffron that brings a taste of culture to your door, then check out our saffron spice for sale. You’ll never get disappointed when you buy saffron from us!

What is Persian saffron?

Persian saffron originates from the Persian Empire. Persian saffron comes from the flower of the crocus sativus flower. Every flower contains three stigmas which are dried and used as spices for baking and cooking. The saffron color from the carotenoid dye gives Persian saffron a golden yellow saffron color in many dishes. Farmers in Iran never use any chemicals in their saffron crops. So Sargol saffron contains no food additives, colors, preservatives, or pesticides.
Iranian Sargol saffron is the top of the flower, comprised of professionally cut red stigmas that were separated from the flower before they dried, resulting in superior-quality saffron spice threads and saffron color

ALL-RED PERSIAN SAFFRON (SARGOL SAFFRON)

We offer only the best spice to our customers, making us the most trusted source for ALL-RED Persian saffron among other distributors. This type of Persian Sargol saffron offers above average quality in reference to flavor and color.

HIGHEST QUALITY ORGANIC SAFFRON

As a trusted source for best Iranian saffron online, we offer only all-red Persian saffron threads that’s lab tested and rated at 259.3, making our Persian saffron the highest quality organic saffron available for customers to buy online. Customers pay the best saffron price and receive only the highest quality organic saffron when they ship with us.

Iranian Saffron, The Best Saffron in the World

Original Iranian saffron is very popular throughout Iran. Original Iranian saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. One reason it’s so very expensive there is that it can only be found in a small number of places. Original Iranian Saffron has been called red gold because of how rare a find it is. While you can find saffron spice in places other than Iran, Persian saffron doesn’t come close to the saffron color, flavor, and quality of original Iranian saffron. Iran is one of the biggest exporters and producers of many domestic products including original Iranian saffron. Original Iranian saffron covers 70% of the world’s over 250 tons of saffron production each year. However, it has been said that the very first language of saffron spice is Persian.

What matters when it comes to the quality of original Iranian saffron? 

• the maturity and age of the original Iranian saffron
• the saffron color associated with original Iranian saffron, which is paramount to its quality

What the Best Saffron Spice Should Look Like

You can find plenty of references of the best saffron growing in parts of Iran, Spain, France, Italy, and the Mediterranean. Keep in mind that the quality will vary from country to country. For example, Persian saffron might have a different texture, taste or saffron color over original Iranian saffron.
A big problem with saffron is the tendency for sellers to mix only a tiny amount of saffron with much cheaper spices and sell it as if it were the best quality to increase profits. With that said, how can buyers be able to identify the best saffron spice?

Saffron Color: Saffron color is the easiest indication of whether or not the saffron is pure or altered. Saffron color threads should have a vivid crimson red color. If you plan to buy saffron such as natural saffron, organic saffron, or Persian saffron in a powder form, the yellow stamens are typically included. These stamens are tasteless but do add weight to the powder. It also dilutes the red saffron color and causes the spice to lose a lot of its flavor. However, it is common to see natural saffron and organic saffron being mixed with other spices like marigold and turmeric. Instead of purchasing saffron in a powder form, you should get your saffron from the actual threads. Just be sure that you check the tips of the stigma to be sure that the saffron color is still vividly red in color. Then you know that you are buying pure, natural saffron. The same goes for organic saffron too. Another thing you can try to see if your saffron is real is to drop a strand of it in a bowl of water. The water should turn yellow. After you take it out of the water, check to see if it retains the original color. If it does, you know that it’s real.

Saffron Taste & Aroma: You want to be sure that your natural saffron or organic saffron tastes and smells the way it’s supposed to. You can do this by placing a thread of saffron in your mouth. If it tastes very sweet, it’s fake. Real organic saffron and natural saffron are not sweet. It’s actually quite difficult to explain how it tastes or even smells. But the best saffron typically has a strong smell that is unmistakable with grassy undertones.

Saffron Packaging: The packaging can even tell you more than you think about organic saffron or natural saffron. When you buy saffron including organic saffron or original saffron, no matter which kind you choose, it should come in a small airtight container that is lightproof. A lab-certified rating should also be printed on the container of the natural saffron or original saffron. If natural saffron or organic saffron is sold in larger, less expensive containers, you’re likely getting a mix of other spices mixed in with the saffron such as marigold, which is a spice often sold with the saffron name on it because they both look very similar. While marigold might give your food the same red saffron color as natural saffron or organic saffron, it won’t taste anything like the best saffron.

Saffron Texture: To check the texture of your organic saffron or natural saffron, take a thread and rub it lightly with your fingers. It should feel brittle and dry. If it’s damp or wet, moisture was left in the package to make it weigh more. Plus, wet saffron won’t have the same flavor or taste.

While organic saffron or natural saffron are both quite expensive, when you use it in your recipes, the taste is like nothing else. It’s definitely worth every penny. You really only need about 2 to 3 strands to add color and flavor to your dishes. When you order saffron, a small package of saffron should last you quite a while.

Fragrant Saffron Rice

What is saffron rice? Saffron rice is a famous dish made up of vegetable bouillon and white rice which includes saffron spice that comes from the saffron threads. Saffron rice is typically found in one form or another in cuisines all over the world. The recipe for saffron rice is very similar to cooking plain rice. The only difference in saffron rice is that additional ingredients are added. Some saffron spice is added to the saffron rice to give it a floral flavor along with burnt-orange saffron to give it a bitter flavor and a bright saffron color. Organic Iranian saffron, Persian saffron, organic saffron, or natural saffron can be used for this dish. Saffron rice is not only wonderful to observe, but tastes delightful as well. You can pair saffron rice with many different Middle Eastern or Spanish flavors. Saffron rice is most certainly something everyone should experience.

Scientific Facts of Persian Saffron

Saffron’s Scientific Name: Crocus Sativus Linnaeus

Species: Iridacean

Family: Corm

Other Saffaron Name: Saffron, Kesar, Safran, zəfəran, զաֆրան, azafrán, 藏紅花, шафран, saffraan

Picrocrocin is a glucose that is responsible for saffron’s bitter flavor

Why Iranian Saffron is expensive?

One of Iran’s products is Saffron, the world’s most expensive spices. One of the reasons behind the high price is the fact that around 30 countries in the world grow saffron, but it is in Iran that the farming of Crocus sativus all started a few thousand years ago. Persian saffron has no rival when 92% of the world’s saffron comes from Iran.