Saffron which is the most expensive and sought after spice in the world, commonly known as red gold stemmed from a 12th-century Old French term safran, which comes from the Latin word safranum, which comes from the Persian intercessor za’ferân.The undisputed capital for saffron production is Iran, where the tradition dates back over 3,000 years. The country produces over 90% of the 250 tons produced worldwide each year, boosted by unique ecological conditions that deliver a strong-flavored, aromatic crop that is a staple of local cuisine, cosmetics and traditional medicine.
Here at MGTNUS Company have several types of saffron suitable for different tastes and occasions. Please have a look at our products below and in case you like them, we’d be glad to hear from you.
Sargol Saffron is the most common saffron type from Iran. Most of customers often know this type of saffron. Sargol saffron has no yellow part. Sargol Saffron is also known by other names such as head of pen (sar ghalam), head of the root (sar risheh) and excellent saffron. In international market, Sargol saffron also known as the All-Red Saffron (completely red saffron).
Although Persian Sargol is considered as the premium saffron,there is another variation of Sargol Saffron. If three stigma threads are attached together and form a cluster, this type of saffron is called Negin. Since production of Negin saffron is an extremely delicate and precise manual skill, it is the most expensive type of saffron and very limited to offer. The ISO reading of Negin is usually more than 270.
Pushal Saffron (Pooshal Saffron) contains filaments, which have 1 or 3 mm style. According to ISO 3632 system, Pushal Saffron falls into grade II category that has a color reading of up to 250. Although Pushal does not have Sargol`s pure texture and premium quality, but some consumers prefer to purchase Iranian Pushal to be assured of saffron validity and authenticity. Poushal saffron has a stronger color than Bunch saffron.
This is the main and base type of saffron, in which we put together all parts of the saffron flower. In other words, bunch saffron is a set of complete bunches of saffron flowers. Bunch saffron consists of both, style and red-colored stigma. It is also called Red& White in which the red part is […]
Although Saffron powder is not a grade of Saffron, it is prepared by fine grinding of Sargol, Pushal and Bunch parts of the plant. This product has a slightly lighter color compared to Sargol and Pushal and its coloring capacity is obviously less. The manufacturing process is done by superior technology to avoid loss of Persian saffron quality