Nov 5, 2015

Iranian Saffron

It is the most expensive and sought after spice in the world, commonly known as red gold. It's derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". Saffron comes from the Persian intercessor زعفران, or Zæĕfran.
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.
Torbat-e Heydarieh has the first rank in the world for producing Saffron; It is located in the center of Khorasan province in Iran.
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