Saffron is a valuable spice with origins in the Zagros Mountains area since the “Mede” era.
Ninety-two percent of the world’s saffron comes from Iran. It has traditionally been grown in Khorasan, an area (about the size of England) in the north-east of Iran.
Two major growing areas of saffron are Torbateheydarieh and Zaveh located on a distance of 140 and 170 Km respectively from the Holy City of Mashhad, in the South of Khorasan, with ideal soil and climate conditions for the crop. with an area of more than 15,000 hectares of saffron cultivation and an annual production of more than 60 metric tons of high – quality saffron in these areas not only in Iran but also in the world is among the pioneer in producing the highest amount of saffron with the highest quality and is considered as the great centre of saffron production in the world.
The area has abound 50 producers and a vast area of land appropriate for the cultivation of saffron as well as the knowledge and experience inherited from past generations. Saffron cultivation in these regions, combined with modern technology, brings the best of saffron to the world. Many want to know where to buy saffron in Australia, saffronstore.com is your answer. Buy Persian Saffron online from saffron store for peace of mind.
History of Saffron
There are many theories about the original source of saffron, but actual evidence points to the Zagros Mountain area in the south-western part of Iran as the place where it was first cultivated. Kurkuma is an early Persian word found in the Zend texts.
Saffron has been used for many purposes throughout history. It’s said that originally it was used for colouring materials including clothing, until its benefit in food was discovered. Today, saffron is used to increase a sense of well-being and exhilaration. Research is even confirming its health benefits for skin ailments, depression and general health conditions.