How to Tell High-Quality Saffron?

High quality saffron

High-Quality Saffron When we talk about “telling the high-quality saffron”, know that telling a “low-quality saffron” matters even more. It’s not just about looking at the red stigmas but also the orangish and white strands which are attached to the red part. If you see some mushy parts mixed with the red stigmas, know that […]

Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus

saffron

What is Saffron Crocus? Saffron Crocus scientifically known as Crocus Sativus Linnaeus is a genus of the Iridaceae family. It has a thousand-year history of being a seasoning, fragrance, dye, and medicine. The high price of saffron is because cultivating, harvesting, and processing saffron are very labor-intensive procedures. For the record, in order to have […]

Saffron Stigmas, the Red Gold

Saffron history

Saffron Stigmas Journey Saffron stigmas are the golden-colored, pungent parts of saffron flower scientifically known as Crocus Sativus. The collectors pick the saffron stigmas, dry them to use as a spice, dye, and also for medicinal and beauty care purposes. The first documentation of saffron was in an Assyrian botanical reference collected under Ashurbanipal’s command. […]