We offer true saffron - you can count on it!
- The saffron spice that we sell comes from the province of Razavi Khorasan in the northeast of Iran and from central France.
- We guarantee quality high quality and premium quality saffron at a reasonable price.
- The saffron we sell has a laboratory analysis from suppliers, according to the international standard ISO 3632-1,2: 2011
- In the analysis, Crocin (color), Picrocrocin (pronounced flavor) and Safranal (fragrance) are tested.
How to orient yourself in saffron prices and in particular in online offers
A number of saffron vendors on the Internet (including those who specialize in selling spices) sell "simply saffron," without indicating the category according to the ISO standard, whether it was tested and from which part of the world it comes from. A customer who wants to buy really good saffron should make sure that the saffron he is buying has a seal of origin and the appropriate certificates that prove his authenticity.Of course, saffron at a lower price is of lower quality than a higher price saffron. We recommend paying attention to the quality label. E.g. "Coupe" or Class I according to ISO 3632-2. Every trader who sells saffron origin from a quality supplier should publish the origin and all available parameters.The fact that the saffron is expensive is due to the difficulty of its cultivation and processing, and not through how many distribution articles and companies it has gone through. 1 kg of premium quality Iranian saffron costs approximately 3,325 EUR - it is of very good quality, and it is usually premium Iranian saffron or true saffron from organic production from Greece or New Zealand. If a retailer offers 0.5 grams of saffron for 1,50 EUR, it's not good quality goods! For your money, ask for quality!
So even if the internet offers the biggest price fluctuations, if you want to buy quality saffron, expect a price of around 13,50 EUR per 1 gram.
Test of the authenticity and quality of saffron
When you put some of the quality saffron in the cold water, the water gradually changes the color to slightly pale yellow. After about five minutes, the coloration becomes even more intense to the distinctive golden-yellow color. If the color of water changes to a strong yellow color, it is a sign that saffron has been artificially dyed. If a few crowns of saffron float with boiling water, they will release a golden-yellow color, but not red or dark orange. If the junks are grinded or crushed beforehand in a ceramic mortar, the coloring effect will be reflected almost instantly, with a very pronounced arrival of the golden-yellow color. The taste of saffron is a bit bitter but pleasant and has a slightly spicy scent.