Persian Saffron, Persian Red Gold!
Saffron is one of the world’s most costly spices. Persian saffron is globally famous for its incomparable quality, fascinating fragrance, pleasant flavor and superb coloring strength. Persian saffron has no rival because of its superb flavor, mesmerizing color and excellent quality.
Iran, The Biggest saffron producer
Saffron is one of the rarest spices in the world. It takes over 80000 blossoms or 240000 hand-picked saffron stigmas to make a single pound of this popular product. Iran covers about %90 of the world’s 250 tons of saffron production annually. This spice cannot be found except in a handful of places. Though you can find saffron in a few places besides Iran. In Iran the process and the product are completely natural. Wielding this flower in order to get the gold is very hard and need expertise.
Saffron Tour in Iran
There are saffron farms in all over Iran like Yazd, Shiraz but the Best saffron of the world belongs to Khorasan province. There are many farms in different cities of this province. The most famous city is Torbat-e Heydarieh. It is 145 kilometer far from Mashhad (the capital city of Khorasan province).
October and November are the best time for saffron tour. Each year during these months there are different festivals for harvesting Saffron. If you looking for a unique experience, visit Saffron farms with Iran Tourism Center.