Known as the golden spice, saffron has a pleasant taste, colour, and smell and contains more than 150 antioxidants such as carotenoids, safranal, crocin, crocetin, picrocrocin, focus, and croc. In addition, saffron is rich in vitamin A, folic acid, copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc, magnesium, riboflavin, and thiamine.
Do you know the reason for the top quality of Birjand saffron?
Why Iranian saffron is usually sold under the name of Birjand saffron?
Why is Birjand saffron superior to saffron cultivated in other parts of the world?
Birjand, the capital city of South Khorasan Province, is located in the east of Iran in the Middle East, where the history of saffron cultivation goes back to more than 3000 years ago.
The reason for this long history can be found in the characteristics of saffron.
Saffron is a plant that needs the minimum water during its cultivation. A little rainfall in this area has created a great attraction for the cultivation of this product.
The main reason for the top quality of saffron in this region is the elevation and climatic conditions that are completely ideal for the growth of this herb. In addition, the soil of this region is rich in minerals needed for the growth of this valuable plant.
The top quality of Birjand saffron can be easily understood from the maximum yield of cultivated lands in this area and its comparison with the efficiency and quality of saffron cultivated in other parts of Iran and the world.
Thanks to its wonderful smell and flavour, Birjand saffron has attracted many customers from all around the world.