World Production Saffron
Purchasing the purest and finest saffron has something to do with ignoring myths. This is the main reason why we would like you to know the most recent figures on the global saffron production:
Italian Saffron – 100 kilos or less,
Spanish Saffron – 1mt. or less,
Kashmir Saffron – 2/3 mt.,
Moroccan Saffron 2/3 mt.,
Greek Saffron 5.7 mt.,
Iranian Saffron / Persian Saffron 150/170 mt.
As a general rule of thumb, packers purchase all the saffron they are offered and then have to sell it immediately so that they can make claims that it is from the latest crop year. So, saffron enters the market as a combination of various qualities from various countries. The ultimate rule—lowest price. The packer just has little concern when it comes to quality. You will notice this when you open a sample of lower grade saffron and observe the mixture of white, yellow and red material left attached to the saffron flower’s stigma or just yellow filaments included.
Unfortunately, because of some restrictions we are not able to import Persian Saffron to US but we provide Highest Quality Afghan Saffron which is identical to Persian Saffron.