Pure saffron and best quality saffron parameters (National Iranian tests and standards)
Based on national standards, the following items must not be found in Pure Saffron or high quality saffron:
- Unwanted physical materials including string, gravel, and sand, live or dead insects and mites, fungi and mold that can be seen with the naked eye, and droppings of rodents and birds
- Undesirable chemical materials that are measured based on the related standards and must be in the appropriate ranges
Considering factors of saffron quality, the Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran has developed the following standards for saffron:
The Below Picture Help Customer to find out and select the Type of saffron According the Iranin Saffron or Persian Saffron rating:.
Saffron storage conditions
Persian Saffron is one of the expensive spices in the world. Its high price is due to the difficulty of its cultivation and processing. Therefore, following the appropriate storage conditions of saffron is of special importance. Through observance of these proper storage conditions of saffron, its quality will be preserved and it will have a longer shelf- life.
Although Iran is the largest saffron producer in the world, and one of its main consumers, information regarding its consumption in this country is incomplete, and the same probably holds true for other countries too