Saffron Spice Market Price

2016 at the beginning of Spring this following article was reported by Saeed Kamali Dehghan, The Guardian newspaper's Iran correspondent who in summary stated that the saffron prices may increase after the Iran trade embargo lifts and this will of course have effects on saffron costs per Kg. The harvest is in October and the new season prices are set after harvest so it is advisable to keep a close eye on the market around October and November time. Saharkhiz saffron has international certificates ISO 9001-2008 + ISO 22000:2005 & national standard number 259-1 issued by the Iranian Industrial Research Institute. Iran remains the World's premier saffron producing country eclipsing Spanish, Moroccan and Kashmir varieties. 

2016 Guardian article on saffron price

 

The safron price per gram and price per kilo depends upon the cut of saffron. The most prized and expensive is the sargol all red filament tips. Below the sargol is the lower grade orange reddish pushal saffron and below this is the konge saffron which is yellow, weak and not favored for cooking or use asa dye. Saffron prices depend upon the country of origin of the saffron, Iran being the finest quality saffron in the World and far better than Moroccan, Spanish saffron and Kashmiri. You can purchase saffron safely here knowing it is pure saffron and all red saffron guaranteed at the best saffron price online. Order saffron today and have saffron delivered Worldwide. The price of saffron depends upon its grade and the saffron grade is determined by the laboratory analysis of a sample of the saffron which has the adsorbance values measured at 440 nanometers (nm), 310nm and 257nm.

Saffron is sold in many different grades from several different countries of origin and at a variety of saffron prices. When buying saffron sargol you must beware of fraudulent sellers passing off lower grade saffron that has been dyed red or even the entire filament has been dyed red, so here are a few key points to examine to evaluate that you have purchased saffron of proper grade quality that you paid for.

1. The saffron threads should be only a few cm in length. Long red threads indicates that the entire  saffron filament (stigma of the crocus sativus flower)  has been dyed so instead of being red at the tip, orange in the middle and yellow at the base it will of course be all painted red, this is a common way to look out for your safety shopping for saffron.

2. Uniformity of the red colour tint throughout the whole batch again indicates that the threads could have been altered by chemical dyeing agents.

3. The presence of flecks of yellow/orange running through the sargol saffron threads is another indication that the saffron has been artificially coloured and the streaking pattern happens due to one saffron filament being covered over by a separate filament and therefore blocking the application of the dye to this area and hence leaving a streaked pattern.

Our Saffron VS Spanish

Saffron Type

ISO Grade

ISO Standards

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Saffron Style

Our Iranian Sargol

I

259.3

-

-

Spanish Coupe

I

>190

Up to 5%

-

Spanish Mancha

II

180-190

Up to 5%

10-15%

Spanish Rio

II

150-180

Up to 10%

15-20%

Spanish Standard

III

                     110-150

              Up to 10%

20-25%

Spanish Sierra

IV

                      80-110

              Up to 15%

25-30%