Saffron is the most valuable spice in the world that is called the “Red Gold”.
It’s cultivated in Iran, Egypt, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Pakistan, and the Maghreb. More than 90% of the world’s saffron production is allocated to Iran. Every year, more than 75% of this saffron produced in Iran is exported as wholesale saffron to countries such as the UAE, India, and Europe.
Eyjan saffron company is one of the main saffron manufacturers and exporters in Iran.
With 20 years of experience in saffron producing from cultivating saffron in the best agricultural lands throughout Iran to processing to packing in compliance with all standard principles, Eyjan provides the highest quality Iranian saffron and has many ISOs and certifications.
Through Eyjan company, you can order any kind of Iranian saffron from anywhere in the world in any required quantity and receive the purest saffron from a first-hand producer at the production price.

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Saffron production at Eyjan company

Saffron production at Eyjan company

Saffron, whose scientific name is Crocus sativus, has been used for thousands of years due to its extraordinary properties and flavoring and aromatizing foods.
Production of quality saffron requires cold and dry weather conditions, fertile soils rich in minerals and the possibility of adequate irrigation.
Saffron is grown in ideal subtropical climates with mild winters and hot, dry summers.
In most regions of Iran, agricultural lands have the best conditions for growing saffron. The soil of these agricultural lands and their height, as well as the climate, are suitable for saffron cultivation.
The perennial saffron plant has onion. This onion has a brown pod that grows in southwestern Asia, southern Spain and southern Europe. Iranian saffron onion is the best in the world.
The best time to plant saffron is late spring, and the warmer the weather and the longer the planting time, the saffron bulbs will be damaged. Irrigation is needed for saffron at the beginning of cultivation and after this only during harvest and a few days before harvest, the need for water is seen in saffron cultivation fields. Saffron plant needs less irrigation and care than other plants. Saffron onion does not need to be replanted for 7 years after it is planted.
After the saffron onion is planted, the plant begins to grow and forms a stem at the end of which a bud is formed. After flowering, you will encounter a purple flower with 6 beautiful petals that protect the 3 red stigmas.
This plant usually grows in autumn and is found in sizes of 25 to 30 mm.
Saffron is harvested in early autumn. Of course, the harvest may continue until mid-autumn.
Eyjan saffron company’s farmers carefully select Saffron flowers. Because sunlight can damage the quality of saffron, saffron is harvested in the early morning and before sunrise.
After this stage, the flowers are transferred to be cleaned and separated from their stigmas. The usable part of the saffron plant is its orange flower stigmas.
This valuable nutrient is obtained with great effort and in small quantities from the saffron plant. In fact, from every 100,000 to 200,000 saffron plants, about 5 kg of saffron flowers are obtained, and the weight of 5 kg of fresh saffron reaches one kg after drying.
Eyjan Company performs all the processes of planting, harvesting, and drying saffron independently and with the help of skilled experts and advanced machines, observing the hygienic principles under the standards.

What are the saffron compounds?

What are the saffron compounds?

The unique aroma, taste and color of saffron along with its medicinal properties make it a valuable element in many foods around the world.
Saffron has a distinctive aroma that is obtained from its chemical compounds such as Picrocrocin and Safranal. It also contains natural Carotenoid chemical compounds and Crocin.
Saffron is measured through these compounds in laboratories.
The higher the percentage of these compounds, the higher the quality of saffron and therefore it would have a greater impact human’s health.
Measuring Eyjan company’s Saffron compounds in laboratories proved that Eyjan Saffron has a quality above the standards.
These compounds include:

  1. Crocin is a coloring strength agent
  2. Picrosin is a flavoring agent
  3. Safranal is a fragrance agent

What are the different types of saffron?

What are the different types of saffron?

Saffron has different types depending on the type of harvest, separation of saffron flower stigma, the climate of the region, and its quality. Iranian saffron is classified into the following types according to what part of the saffron string it consists of.

  1. Super Negin Saffron: Super Negin Saffron has the highest percentage of Safranal and Crocin. It has a very high coloring power and aroma compared to other types of saffron.
  2.  Negin saffron: In Negin saffron, there is no curvature in the saffron stigmas and the branches are separate and completely red. The coloring power of this type of saffron is much more than other types of saffron, but it is less than that of Super Negin saffron.
  3.  Sargol saffron: Sargol saffron is also composed of red stigmas and no yellow or white part of saffron (saffron root) can be seen in it. Sargol saffron, which has a high coloring and flavor, is the most widely used type of saffron.
  4.  Pushal saffron: Pushal saffron is a kind of saffron that has curled red stigmas, along with some cream (root).
  5.  Daste/Bunch Saffron: To produce  this type of saffron, saffron strings are completely put together (stigma and cream (root)) and dried.
  6.  Saffron root: This type of saffron is composed of saffron roots. The white part of saffron at the end of the saffron stigma is called saffron root.

Buying Iranian saffron from large saffron producers such as Eyjan Company enables you to buy different types of saffron with the highest quality and high quantities throughout the year without any limitation.

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History of saffron

History of saffron

Iran was the first producer and exporter of saffron in the world, but in recent years other countries have also started saffron trade. Today, Spain is known as the largest exporter of saffron by producing saffron as well as importing bulk Iranian saffron and exporting it to other countries. The UAE has also become one of the world’s largest exporters of saffron without cultivating any saffron. In addition, many countries such as Afghanistan, India, etc. export saffron.
Iran is the main producer of saffron in the world and the best way to buy pure and quality Iranian saffron is to buy from the first-hand producers in Iran.
Most of the saffron suppliers are not the producers themselves. They procure saffron from producers in Iran or other intermediaries and sell it at a higher price and unknown quality.
By buying Iranian saffron from reputable saffron producers in Iran, you can ensure the quality of the saffron you prepare.
Eyjan is a leading saffron producer from Iran that produce and export Premium Iranian saffron to the world.

How to distinguish the original saffron?

How to distinguish the original saffron

One of the most difficult things for saffron buyers is to distinguish original saffron from fake or inferior saffron because brokers and profiteers are very professional in the field of fraud.
There are several ways to identify authenticity, some of the most reliable of which are listed below.

  1. Recognizing the appearance of saffron, especially its stigma
  2. Taste of saffron (it tastes almost bitter)
  3. Recognize its unique smell
  4. Brewing saffron
  5. Touching it by hand or placing saffron strings between the paper
  6. Using gasoline and gas flame

What are saffron uses?

What are saffron Uses? Dried red stigmas are parts of saffron plant, which are mainly used as a flavor, coloring, and seasoning in cooking. Saffron gives food a special aroma and color, and therefore saffron is used in food industries such as confectionery, preparation of cake powders, and as a natural flavoring of beverages and in the dairy industry, etc.
It is also used in pharmacy to make drugs such as antidepressants.
In the textile industry, saffron is used as a dye for fabrics. Natural dyes have been used in the dyeing industry for many years. Today, natural dyes are very popular all over the world due to their consumer safety and lack of negative effects on body health.
Due to its special composition, saffron is used in health industries as well as in the production of aromatic and deodorant substances. In the perfume industry, saffron is used as an essential oil as a cosmetic.

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Saffron Nutritional value

A tablespoon of saffron has the following nutritional value:

  • Carbohydrates 1.37 grams
  • Fat 0.12 g
  • Protein 0.24 g
  • Vitamin C: 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin B9: 0.002 micrograms
  • Vitamin B6: 0.02 mg
  • Vitamin B3: 0.03 mg
  • Vitamin B2: 0.01 mg
  • Iron: 0.23 mg
  • Magnesium: 6 mg
  • Manganese: 0.6 mg
  • Copper: 0.01 mg
  • Phosphorus: 5 mg
  • Potassium: 36 mg
  • Kaempferol: 4.3 mg

How much saffron to use per day?

How much saffron to use per day?

Saffron should not be consumed more than twice a day and more than 30 to 50 mg per meal. The maximum consumption of saffron in a day is 1500 mg, which is less in pregnant women or those who are allergic to this spice for various reasons.
Doses above 5000 mg are toxic and even deadly. Pregnant women taking more than 5,000 mg may experience an abortion.

What are the saffron benefits?

What are the saffron benefits?

Treating depression
One of the most important factors in the treatment of depression are certain hormones that are responsible for neurological control. These hormones are called Dopamine and Serotonin. In a comprehensive study, scientists concluded that saffron can positively control these two hormones and help the depressed person recover faster.
The property of increasing intelligence and memory power
Although it has been said that the intelligence of every human being is largely related to the hereditary aspects and his experimental efforts, but the beautiful saffron plant has changed this rule a little. It is said that the special minerals listed below affect the intelligence of people. As we have mentioned in the nutritional value section of saffron, these substances are found in saffron. These substances also help to increase the power of memory.
• Manganese
• Copper
• Iron
• Selenium
• Zinc
• Magnesium
Of course, it should be noted that excessive consumption of these substances does not increase intelligence too much, but causes poisoning.
Adjust the body clock and improve the sleep cycle
Sleep is not an activity for us, but it can greatly affect our health. When the sleep clock is disturbed, it means that the body clock is disturbed and the disturbance of this clock causes dysfunction of body parts.
Although the cause of sleep disturbance can have different causes. saffron can help you experience a better and deeper sleep by influencing factors such as peace of mind, adjusting the body clock, refreshing the body.
Treatment of hair loss
It is well known in medicine and botany that any plant that is in the shape of an organ of the body is useful for that part of the body.
For example, if you cut a carrot across, you will find that it is similar to the eye and according to research, it contains vitamin A and substances that help strengthen the eye. This has been proven for various fruits.
If you pay attention to saffron shape, you will notice that it is similar to hair. And it has been proven that the consumption of saffron helps increase hair growth and strength.
Treatment of respiratory disorders and chronic cough
One of the uses of saffron, which has been true for many people, is to use this delicious plant to treat disorders and inflammations of the lungs and respiratory system.
How saffron treats this is not the subject of our discussion, but you can help improve your lungs and lung bronchitis by preparing a drink containing tea and black seed, cumin, cardamom, chamomile, fennel, and licorice.
Using saffron for beauty
Using saffron for beauty has many branches! For example, it has been said that a pregnant mother will give birth to a beautiful baby if she eats enough saffron in certain months when the risk of miscarriage is lower!
Also, saffron indirectly affects the freshness of the skin by improving some diseases and disorders.
But consuming saffron tea helps to refresh and rejuvenate the skin.
Finally, it is good to know that skin lesions such as blemishes, fleas, and ticks can be eliminated with proper consumption of saffron in the long run!
Improve muscle pain
Saffron has a large number of minerals that together help to better absorb calcium. The absorption of calcium by saffron helps the body to compensate for its damage and improve.
Reduce heart attacks and strokes
Saffron contains two important substances called Potassium and Crocin. These two, in turn, help to heal the arteries and veins, thus preventing clogged arteries and strokes. Crocin also helps regulate blood cholesterol levels, which greatly reduces the risk of heart attacks and clogged arteries. So use saffron for longer life.
Reduce the progression and incidence of cancer
Regular use of this plant helps to prevent cell mutations and cancer. Also, the growth of many cancerous tumors with saffron is stopped and the treatment process is improved. By controlling the production of free radicals and by strengthening the immune system, cancer is spontaneously controlled and inhibited.
Prevention of Alzheimer’s saffron
As mentioned, saffron helps improve memory. In particular, it helps to control or treat certain diseases such as amnesia, Parkinson’s, mild Alzheimer’s, and moderate Alzheimer’s. Therefore, to prevent the decline of intellect and mind in old age, be sure to include saffron in your diet.
Prevent presbyopia and improve vision with saffron
According to research, people who regularly eat saffron have eye protection that prevents the damaging effects of direct sunlight. It also helps to cure eye diseases due to its minerals and vitamin A. In addition, patients with Macular degeneration can regain their vision by consuming saffron.
It has also been effective in treating high blood pressure and blood sugar.
Also, women who suffer from menstrual irregularities or have painful menstruations can recover by consuming saffron in time.
Diabetes can be controlled and prevented by consuming this plant.
Gout can be treated with this flower.
Saffron helps to improve men’s sex life.
It is effective in treating digestive problems.
Sleep disorders, urinary disorders, and memory disorders can be eliminated with the help of this colorful and fragrant plant.
There is a simple treatment for MS and that is saffron treatment.
Saffron can be used to treat infertility.
Helps improve metabolism and leads to increased metabolism and weight loss.

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Side effects of excessive consumption of saffron

Side effects of excessive consumption of saffron

Saffron is a safe and healthy food supplement for your daily diet and despite all the benefits and advantages of consuming golden spice, in very few cases, it may have side effects such as the following:

  • Dry mouth
  • Anxiety
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Headache
  • Some people may be allergic to the carotenoids in this spice.
  • Note that pregnant women should not consume saffron unless they have consulted their doctor. There is ample evidence that saffron may endanger the health of the fetus and mother.
  • Excessive consumption during menstruation increases the level of anxiety.
  • It also reduces blood pressure and causes excessive blood thinning, which may cause complications such as nosebleeds or uterine bleeding in women.
  • Excessive consumption of saffron for a long time can lead to a decrease in red blood cells in the body.
    Overuse can also affect some of the body’s endocrine glands, such as the liver.
  • Excessive consumption of saffron also causes vomiting, decreased heart rate, bleeding from the nose, bleeding from the eyelids and lips, and causes dizziness, lethargy, jaundice, and other dangerous complications that these consequences can even lead to death. Be.
  • Eating too much saffron is harmful to the kidneys. May cause diarrhea, dehydration, and blood in the urine
  • It reduces appetite and causes headaches and disturbs the senses.
  • Consumption of saffron is highly toxic and causes vomiting, uterine bleeding, bloody diarrhea, nosebleeds, eyelids and lips, dizziness, lethargy, jaundice, and severe smooth muscle stimulation, and sometimes even death.

Therefore, consume saffron in the amount of the appropriate daily dose that we mentioned earlier in this article to benefit from its benefits.

How to store Saffron?

How to store Saffron?

Saffron should be kept away from light and moisture. Keep saffron in closed glass or metal containers. Note that saffron essential oil can evaporate, so close the lid of the saffron container. If the lid of the saffron container is left open, the medicinal effects and its quality will be reduced.
The aroma of saffron is due to the presence of a colorless essential oil with terpene and an oxygenated compound with cinnamon called Safranal. The taste of saffron is related to the bitter hydroxide of Picrocrocin. The red rust of this plant is related to the presence of a substance called Crocin.
Inferior saffron is usually sold in low-quality packaging such as plastic containers.
Eyjan premium saffron is packed in metal, or polycrystal containers, that are available in various sizes and models.
Our standard saffron packaging is designed to protect saffron from spoilage, while it is also possible to observe the quality of saffron.
Inside our metal saffron containers are not completely covered and all the saffron inside the container is visible. You can see the tall and all red strands of saffron. We don’t hide broken or low-quality saffron in full metal boxes.

How much does saffron cost?

How much does saffron cost?

Various factors affect the saffron price.
Some of these factors are the type of saffron, The region in which it is grown, the quality of saffron, the amount of saffron purchased, and… But the most important factor is the saffron type and quality.
Premium saffron is not sold cheaply. Therefore, if a saffron dealer claims to sell high-quality saffron at a cheap price, you should doubt the quality of the saffron they offer.
But you can buy saffron at a more reasonable price by eliminating intermediaries and buying wholesale saffron from major and first-hand saffron producers.
Eyjan Company offers high-quality saffron at a more reasonable price because it carries out all the stages of saffron production (cultivation, processing, packaging) and also because of the production of a large volume of saffron.

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Saffron is the most valuable spice in the world due to the special conditions required for its cultivation.
Iranian saffron onion is the strongest saffron onion in the world. Also, the soil of Iranian agricultural lands and the height of Iran’s cultivated lands have the best conditions for cultivating saffron. All these factors together have made Iranian saffron known as the highest quality saffron in the world.
Besides, during several centuries of saffron cultivation, Iranian farmers have mastered the skills and techniques that they have in cultivating, holding, and harvesting saffron, that no one else in the world has the technical skills and technology that Iranian farmers have.
Also, Iran is the center of producing saffron, and cultivating saffron in Iran on large scales causes economies scale while producing saffron in other countries is not economically viable.
Our recommendation is to buy Iranian saffron from Iran at a reasonable price and high quality instead of growing and producing saffron in your own country.
If you want to buy Iranian saffron the best option is to choose a reputable Iranian saffron manufacturer company that guarantees the quality of its saffron and can supply any kind of saffron in large volumes and sends it all over the world and also have after-sales support services.
Eyjan saffron company with more than 20 years brilliant history of manufacturing and exporting premium saffron that is known as one of the best Iranian saffron producers and exporters in Iran.
By offering different kinds of Iranian first-hand wholesale saffron in the highest quality and unlimited quantities, Eyjan company provides the possibility for you to buy premium Iranian saffron online directly from Iran and receive it anywhere in the world you are.
To be assured of the purity of our saffron, in addition to the possibility of checking Eyjan company’s products in the Tehran office, we’ve made an option for you to order a sample of wholesale saffron you want to buy before the final order.

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Which country produces the best saffron?
What is the highest quality saffron?
What are the different kinds of Iranian saffron?

How much does saffron cost?
Why saffron is so expensive?
Uses of saffron
How to store saffron
Does saffron expire?




Saffron has long been the world’s costliest spice by weight. it is a spice obtained from the saffron flower, that is called the “saffron crocus”.
Stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried to use as a spice for its color, flavor, and taste in food, and for its nutrients, in medicine and beauty products.
Saffron is contained of 3 main factors that decide its quality. Crocin, Safranal, and Picrocrocin.
Crocin is the cause of saffron coloring power. Safranal provides the saffron aroma. And picrocrocin provides the taste of this spice.

Which country produces the best saffron?

  • Where does saffron grow best?

Where does saffron grow best?

In Iran, organic saffron is cultivated by professional growers, who don’t use chemical materials synthetic pesticides, preservatives, food additives, or colorings to produce saffron.
Iranian saffron is entirely made up of the red stigma of the flower, and because of that Iranian saffron has the most flavor and aroma in the world.
The effective results of Iranian Saffron cultivation can be achieved in special tropical areas which have the dry warm Summer and mild Winter.
The warm middle eastern sun, Soil rich in nutrients of Iran has been proved as the best conditions for growing saffron for so many years.
Plants grown in various geographical regions may have different substances, nutrition, and therapeutic values. So each type of saffron that belongs to a different place in the world is different in the percentage of constituent substances.
as we noted earlier in this article, safranal is one of the main ingredients in saffron, that high levels of it cause toxicity.
Iranian saffron contains the minimum percentage of safranal, and this is one of the most important advantages of buying saffron from Iran.

  • Iranian saffron; The best saffron in the world

Iranian saffron; The best saffron in the world

Saffron that cultivates in other countries has less aroma and less crocin, original saffron properties which is coming from Iran are the very rich and best effect on human health.
As we mention earlier Iran was the world’s first largest producer and Saffron exporter but nowadays it has other competitors. Over recent years, some countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Morocco started to cultivate and produce Saffron.
But Iranian saffron has always been superior to all types of saffron is known as Spanish, Indian, Keshmiri, Greek, Spanish, Austrian saffron, and all other saffron types that grow in regions all over the world.
Persian Saffron has always been the most valued for its coloring (Corcin) and flavor (Picrocrocin) properties.

  • Iran is the saffron origin

Iran is the saffron origin

Production of wholesale saffron in Iran has a long history, Saffron-based pigments have indeed been found in 50,000-year-old depictions of prehistoric places in northwest Iran.
this product is a traditional product of East and Northeast of Iran, the production and consumption of which has long been popular among Iranians.

  • Iran is the largest saffron producer

the largest saffron producer

As we all know Iran is the world’s leading producer of saffron and its share in the saffron world production is almost 90%.
With approximately 430 tons of production in 2019, Iran is ranked first among the countries which produce saffron in the world.
This high demand shows the high quality of the first-class Iranian saffron and confirms that you can’t find saffron with the quality same as the quality of Iranian saffron anywhere else.

  • Iranian Saffron economic and social significance

Iranian Saffron has been known as the most prized cultivation product and also the precious spice in the world has special stand among the industrial and importing product of in Iran, at the moment Iran ranks first among the largest saffron producers in the world and 65percent of world production of this red-gold proudly belongs to Iran.

The various and wide range of application and also medicinal benefits of Iranian Saffron has made focusing on the import-export and product of this precious plant has been increased that caused the important effects on subsisting of the farmers who live in the center and southern area of Khorasan.

  • Iranian Saffron Cultivation statistics

In the last recent years, Iranian Saffron cultivation and production had a significant increase which the area of it increased from 12 thousand hectares in 1989 to 40thousand hectares in the 2000 year also the rate of Iranian Saffron production increased from 58 tons to 125/5 tones in the 2000 year. Recent studies demonstrate that we may have 5 to 6 Kg of Saffron in each hectare of cultivation farm and 3 kg in drought conditions. We can diploid the amount of cultivation by using a technological method in cultivating procedure.

In Fars province. The cultivation procedure reported 5 kg in Fars province, 5/1 kg in Semnan, and 4/2 in Kerman.

Table 1: Cultivation Statistics, Production amount, Yields and beneficiary in the producer’s province of the country (2000)


Number of Beneficiary (person) Yield (kg*hectare) Production (kg) Cultivation (Hectares) Province
121583 3 121310 40314 Khorasan
1510 4/98 135 262 Fars
2682 2/8 742/75 248/5 Yazd
227 4/2 962/5 9320 Kerman
1026 3/8 794/9 179/9 Isfahan
226 3/3 142/5 43/7 Central
85 5/12 174 3400 Semnan
16 2/17 29/85 13000 Eastern Azerbaijan
14 2/8 20/2 15000 Tehran
39 2/06 5/350 1000 Hamedan 
127408 3/03 125451/05 41325/41 TOTAL


Table 2: Statistics of cultivation and production of Iranian Saffron between the years 1971-1997

Overreaching the cultivation of Iranian Saffron in recent years has been increased the efficiency of production as well. According to Tables 1 and 2 continuous cultivation following production and increased that, as you can see the cultivation of this precious plant has increased in 1973 from 2950 hectares to 41325 hectares in 2000 and the production of the Iranian Saffron increased from 17 tons to 125/6 tones in the same year.

What is the highest quality saffron?

high-quality saffron

So far we know that Iranian saffron is the best saffron. But you can’t trust any saffron brand to buy Iranian saffron and not all of the saffron dealers sell you pure saffron.

Here we brought you some methods to recognize real and original saffron:

  • Appearance: Original saffron threads are thick, long, trumpet-shaped, and healthy without breakage into chopped strands. Its color should be bright red, and if you rub real saffron between your fingers to check its coloring power, your skin will turn yellow/orange. Premium pure saffron is completely uniform and has minimum whiteness.
  • Aroma: Fake saffron doesn’t have a clear smell. But real saffron has a unique aroma smell a blend of earth, tobacco, vanilla, honey, salty-sweet.
  • Taste: Although saffron is a very aromatic spice, it doesn’t have a clear taste. While it smells sweet, it tastes slightly bitter, if it tastes excessively sweet it means the saffron is fake and impure.
  • Testing saffron using water: Put a few saffron threads in water. If they release color quickly, the threads lose their color, it is definitely fake saffron with artificial red coloring. But original saffron releases its color slowly and the threads remain bright red at the end.
  • testing saffron using baking soda: you can mix a little bit of saffron and baking soda, then pouring water over the mixture. If its color turns yellow, the substance is real saffron.
  • Price: saffron has a fixed price. If they offer you original saffron at a cheap price, their claim may not be true.

But for complete assurance of saffron purity, we suggest you buy saffron from trusted saffron manufacturers that offer you natural premium saffron from Iran like Eyjan saffron company.
Eyjan company carries out all the processes of planting, harvesting, and drying with help of skilled personnel and advanced machinery with consider health principles following the standards.
It consists of personnel who are aware of the agricultural situation and offer you first-class and original saffron without intermediaries and minimal profit.
Through the ongoing monitoring of Eyjan saffron farmland, we always strive to provide pure and organic Iranian saffron free from contamination and impurities when purchasing saffron from farmers.
Also as we mentioned earlier, in Eyjan saffron company you have options to be completely assured about product purity.

  1. You can check the quality of the products in the Tehran office.
  2. Or you can order a sample of saffron before the final order to get acquainted with its quality, fragrance, and powering color.

where to buy Iranian saffron

  • Saffron exporting countries

Saffron exporting countries

In 2016, Iran produced 90% of the world’s saffron, while had 42% of the world’s saffron export share.
Because of the sanctions imposed on Iran and also, Iran’s weakness in international marketing, Spain is known as the world’s largest exporter of saffron.
Every year, a large amount of Iranian saffron is exported to Spain, to be packaged and reexported to other countries.
After Spain, the largest sellers of saffron are Italy, UAE, USA, Argentina, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and Hong Kong.
Generally, If there is a way to penetrate in any stage of production, processing, packaging, standardization, and inspection of saffron then the saffron company could commit fraud.
So if you don’t buy saffron from its mains source that is the saffron producer in Iran, it’s very unlikely that you can buy saffron that is original and at a reasonable price.
Saffron intermediary dealers cheat  in 2 ways
Countries such as Spain packs the bulk Iranian saffron with its name and offers it at a price much higher than the price of wholesale saffron in Iran.
international markets dealers mostly in India, Dubai, Pakistan Iraq, and turkey, or even Afghanistan mix Iranian saffron with their low-quality saffron and sell it as first-class Iranian saffron.
Ejan Saffron Company, with the aim of minimizing intermediaries, performs all stages of production, packaging, and sale of all its products independently.
If you are looking to buy saffron, by ordering saffron online and directly from Iran and Eyjan Company you can have original and first-hand Iranian saffron in the highest quality at the fairest saffron price.
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 What are the different kinds of Iranian saffron?

Negin saffron

Negin saffron

Negin saffron is the best, highest quality, and most expensive type of saffron that has many fans all over the world.
In Negin saffron, which is a special type of Pushal saffron, the red and thick stigmas of the stigma are separated from the existing filaments without the creamy part (yellow) and there is no yellowness in it.

Negin saffron Features

  • High coloring: It has the maximum coloring power of saffron, which is about 230 to 270 units.
  • Superb appearance: Saffron is classified by various criteria including physical characteristics, the area where it’s been cultivated, its quality, coloring power, and aroma in the world.
    But the most valid classification that has been accepted by all countries producing and consuming saffron is the ISO 3632 standard.
    In the following, we will introduce and explain the different types of saffron based on this classification. The three strands of the stigma are separated and are smooth, coarse, long, and without fractures. Their ends are not white at all. Saffron is uniform and red, and its strands have no wrinkles and are smooth.
  • Fantastic fragrance

For these reasons, this type of saffron is considered the highest grade
The best type of saffron for import is Super Negin.
Negin saffron itself is divided into the following types based on some of its characteristics:

Ironed Negin Saffron

This type of saffron is pressed during processing and its strands become flat.

Super Negin Saffron

Super Negin Saffron is the most well-known and famous among the types of saffron. The best option for import due to the quality, color, and excessive size of its saffron stigmas is Super Negin saffron.

First-class Negin saffron

This saffron has a good quality and a more reasonable price.
Although Negin saffron and Sargol saffron are both composed only of the stigma, and the white and yellow parts are completely separated, also Sargol saffron has the same color and aroma as Negin saffron, but there are some differences in their appearance.
In Negin saffron, the saffron threads are longer and trimmed perfectly to eliminate any yellow part and broken strands. Negin is all-red in color and contains little to no crumbs.
So customers who pay a lot of attention to the appearance of saffron, often choose Negin saffron even though it is more expensive.

Production and sale of Negin saffron are difficult, due to the time-consuming and costly process and more required activity and skills for processing.
Negin saffron is composed of stigmas without cream and has a very large volume.
The upper part of each saffron branch that has a great effect on the color of saffron is wide and large in Super Negin saffron. That’s why the power of color and aroma of Negin saffron is very high. The wider and larger part of the top of the saffron determines whether this saffron is the best type of saffron for export or not.
Not every farmer can harvest super Negin saffron. cultivating Super Negin saffron needs knowledge and awareness of the agricultural situation.
Eyjan company carries out all the processes of planting, harvesting, and drying with help of skilled personnel and advanced machinery with consider health principles following the standards and offer you first-class and original super Negin and other types of saffron.

Negin saffron price

Due to the sensitive and complex production process and its high quality, it is more expensive than all other types of saffron and different prices are considered for it depending on the quality.

Sargol saffron

Sargol saffron

Sargol saffron is another of the most popular and common types of saffron and most customers are more familiar with this type of saffron, it is also one of the best types of saffron.
Sargol is high quality and suitable for cooking that many restaurants choose. The aroma and color of Sargol saffron are so great that a small amount of it can make food or tea very colorful and fragrant because the percentage of crocin and safranal in this type is very high.

Sargol saffron Features

  • Beautiful and colorful appearance: In Sargol saffron, the cream part (root) is completely removed and its stigmas are all red, they form pure and red saffron and there is no trace of white or yellow in it.
  • separate strands: The strands in this type of saffron are separated, they are seen clean and separate, and they are not intertwined and stuck together.
  • High coloring power: Among the types of saffron after Negin saffron, Sargol saffron has the highest coloring power, which is about 210 to 260 units.
  • Stigmas: Sargol saffron is composed of wound strands of saffron stigmas, but its quality is slightly lower than Negin saffron due to broken stigmas.
The similarity between Sargol and Pushal

In some cases, Pushal saffron is also called Sargol, in which case it is divided into two types: Sargin Negin and Sargol Mumtaz.

  1. Sargol Negin is the type of saffron we describe above.
  2. Sargol Mumtaz actually contains a part of yellow cream.
Fraud in Sargol saffron

Fraud is more often in Sargol saffron than other kinds. It is possible to make the yellow and white parts of saffron red with artificial colors and sell them as stigmas. These cases also have many disadvantages. Therefore, it is better to be careful enough to buy Sargol and buy it from reputable and reliable people and brands.
Sargol saffron is obtained by cleaning Daste saffron and Sargol saffron, and there is definitely a certain amount of breakage and crushing during this operation.
Therefore, based on the number of crumbs, saffron is divided into different grades.
High-quality Sargol saffron has a stigma (red part) without yellow and white parts. The stigmas should not stick together and the best type has more red color. The more of these characteristics and the longer the stigma, the better the saffron.

Sargol saffron Price

The price of this type of saffron is higher than other types of saffron except for Negin saffron. But Sargol saffron itself is also offered at different prices based on its characteristics. The lower the number of crumbs, and the taller the stigmas, the higher the price.

Pushal saffron

Pushal saffron

When hearing the name of saffron, most people think of only red uniform stigmas. While there is a type of saffron called Pushal, which includes the red part of the stigma and the yellow part called the saffron root.
Saffron root has extraordinary properties, but it is not very acceptable for customers to buy. For this reason, saffron usually tries to remove the root of the so-called saffron. Sargol saffron is saffron that has only the red parts of saffron and there is no more news about its roots. But the saffron root can remain like a whitetail during the saffron flowering and complete separation of the roots. This saffron is called Pushal saffron.
In Pushal saffron, the saffron cream (white part) is separated from under the flower, so that the stigmas will have 2-3 mm of cream. At the end of the stigmas of the three branches of saffron, there is some yellow or white, which gives it a Pushal-like shape; That is why saffron is called Pushal.
Pushal saffron is divided into two types of puffed Pushal and ordinary Pushal.
Pushal saffron that has thick and smooth stigmas, no wrinkles, and has less cream (root) is called Pushal, and Pushal saffron, which has a normal stalk and is eaten with more cream, is called ordinary Pushal.
This model of saffron is graded from 1 to 3 based on the coarseness and sagging of the stigma and the amount of cream attached to it.

Pushal saffron Features

  • Appearance: The saffron stigma of the colorful Pushal has a fringe and a white end. In Pushal saffron, the red stigma part of the saffron string is 1 to 3 mm from the yellow cream part, and the connection of the stigma to the cream reduces the possibility of this type of saffron being counterfeit.
  • Dyeing: The coloring power of Pushal saffron is 170 to 250 units, which is less than Negin and Sargol saffron, but in general it has a good dyeing power.
Fraud is less likely

Due to the presence of the root or the same yellow part that is attached to the stigma, the possibility of cheating in saffron is reduced and it is considered a guarantee to measure its quality. Also, its quality is considered higher due to the presence of different parts of saffron and it is believed that all its properties are preserved.

Pushal saffron Price

The price of Pushal saffron is higher than the Dasteh saffron, but it is cheaper than Negin saffron and Sargol saffron.

Daste/Bunch saffron

daste/bunch saffron

So that the yellow part forms about 30% and the red part forms about 70% of it. In this type of classification, saffron is intact and the stigmas of the three branches of saffron are not separated from the white part of the saffron.
Daste saffron is known as the most original and best type of saffron.
The layout of this model is one-way and two-way. In a one-sided arrangement, the stigmas are stacked on top of each other and the stigmas are stacked on top of each other, but in a two-sided arrangement, the stigmas are on both sides and the creams are in the middle.
Usually, the two-way method is more attractive from the customers’ point of view, because the red part of the saffron strings (stigma) around the product is more beautiful.
Daste saffron is called 4th-grade saffron in the classification of the National Organization for Standardization and also the standard 1-259.

Daste saffron features

  • Appearance: Daste Saffron is a group of complete saffron strings, each of which has three main parts: First the lowest part of saffron, which is white and is called saffron root. Second the yellow part between the red and white part. Third the red part, which alone receives the title of sergeant. The white part portion is usually 3 to 5 mm and the stigma depends on the quality of the Bunch saffron, longer or shorter.
  • Coloring power: The dyeing of Daste saffron is between 120 and 150 units. This type of saffron is moderately ranked among saffrons in terms of color.
  • Fragrance: Daste saffron has a wonderful aroma because it is a complete string of saffron.

Fraud is less likely

In addition to the fact that the possibility of fraud in batch saffron is very low, it is generally known as the best type of genuine saffron.

Daste/Bunch saffron price

The price of Bunch saffron is cheaper than other types of saffron, and the reason for this is the presence of impurities (yellow and white part) in this type of classification.

Therefore, it is the best and most economical type for home use.

Konj/white saffron

Konj/white saffron Konj saffron is not considered a category of saffron.
When cleaning saffron and removing the saffron stigma to prepare Negin saffron, the root or white part, which in Iran is called the Konj saffron or white saffron, remains; This part is known in Europe as white or style (cream).
It is widely believed that saffron root has more fragrance, but scientific studies and analyzes show that the valuable ingredients of saffron are found only in its red stigma.
One of these substances is crocin, which moves from the red stigma to the white root inside the saffron plant, and because the saffron cream part has more moisture, it causes more aroma to be inhaled from the saffron root.
Saffron root does not contain crocin (responsible for saffron coloring) but has the properties of red saffron.


Konj saffron is composed of the lowest part, ie the root part. Most counterfeiters use this type of saffron to cheat saffron and sell it by staining it with the color of a stigma so that they dye it as saffron. They sell red, but white saffron itself has its properties.

Therapeutic uses in traditional medicine and industrial uses such as cosmetics are also among Konj Saffron‘s consumptions.

 White saffron price

The price of white saffron is considered less than other types of saffron, which are used more in the productivity of the stigma.
This type of saffron is also sold in the market and although its color is low, it has the real aroma and taste of saffron. Whiteness is the best type of saffron for use in tea and tea, as well as the flavoring and aroma of food.

Saffron powder

Saffron powder

Saffron powder is not one of the types of saffron. It is obtained by grinding the original saffron.


you should be careful to buy saffron powder from a trusted saffron brand because many saffron dealers mix sugar powder with saffron powder and sell it instead of pure saffron powder, to make more profit.

Saffron Powder price

Because there are no solid and large stigmas in saffron powder, it is sold at a lower price than saffron.
At Eyjan company we have can supply all kinds of Iranian saffron such as Negin saffron (Super Negin, Negin, Normal Negin), Sargol saffron, Pushal saffron, Dasteh/Bunch saffron in large quantities.
So if you order the Negin Saffron in one season of the year and ask for another kind of Saffron in another season, there are always large quantities of saffron available.
Eyjan Saffron Company offers all kinds of saffron of the best quality in unlimited quantities, in the quality above the standard level, and in bulk and different retail boxes.

For price and a free consultation contact us.

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How much does saffron cost?

Eyjan saffron company offers you the purest first-hand Iranian saffron at production price.
Saffron has different prices that have different factors in its price.
The price of wholesale saffron is determined based on criterions such as quality of saffron, type of saffron, the amount of the saffron you buy, purchasing saffron from saffron intermediary dealers or the saffron manufacturer, the type of packing, harvest season, saffron cultivation place, etc.
But the most important factor is the quality of saffron.
Eyjan saffron company offers you the purest first-hand Iranian saffron at production price.
Because Eyjan Saffron is a saffron manufacturer and you can buy Iranian saffron directly from producers, In addition to buying high-quality, pure, and first-class saffron, you can buy saffron at a very reasonable and base price.
We have removed dealers as possible to supply the Iranian wholesale saffron with its real price.

For exact wholesale saffron price information please contact us.

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Wholesale Saffron Price

The Iranian wholesale saffron price from Eyjan saffron company is much lower than the price of selling saffron in other companies.
Iranian wholesale saffron in Eyjan saffron company is possible in bulk or packaged.
Generally, wholesale saffron that packages in retail boxes is more expensive than bulk saffron. Because the packaging cost will be added to the net saffron cost.

Why saffron is so expensive?

Why saffron is so expensive?

It is very difficult to harvest saffron. Each flower contains only three delicate stigmas.
In order to have a kilogram of saffron, you need to collect about 90 kilograms of saffron flowers that have bloomed overnight before dawn and before being exposed to sunshine.
The flowers are then carried to the processing areas where the stigmas are removed.
All the saffron production prosses should be done patiently by hand because no technology has yet been developed to collect saffron stigmas without harming it.
The next step is to dry, sort, package, and seal it.

  • cheap saffron

Iran with 98% of world saffron production has an official saffron market to indicate the precise saffron market price each day. And original saffron has a fixed certain price.
Scammers mix different types of low-quality saffron with Iranian saffron and sell it as pure saffron at a lower price.
Or if your buying saffron online they show you the photo of high-quality saffron and offer a very low price for it to sell you their impure saffron.
Eyjan saffron price is so fair due to its quality because there is no intermediary dealer and you buy saffron from the saffron producer.
If you want to buy saffron from Iran at the best price, Eyjan saffron company is the best option for you.

Uses of saffron

Due to the valuable and unique features of Persian Saffron is considered to be the most expensive spice in the world.
At first, as its edible colors and the aromatic substance that can be used in cooking.
For the second, for its nutritions that can be used as medicine and beauty products.
Saffron has been used for centuries for the treatment of disease because of its sedative and medicinal properties.

How to store saffron

How to store saffron

Saffron threads should be kept in a cool, dry, dark place.
If saffron is exposed to direct light, heat, moisture, and oxygen, it loses its freshness and matures very quickly.
Also, exposing saffron to moisture causes mold and bacteria and accelerates its spoilage.
The ideal condition for storing saffron protects it from light and moisture. The best saffron dishes are metal dishes and after that stained glass dishes.
Preferably store saffron in metal or glass containers because it has a much longer shelf life and helps to maintain its nutritional value.
Plastic containers are not suitable for storing saffron.
Try to keep the container tightly closed and see the air and moisture penetration completely.
It is also recommended to consume saffron for a short time after pulverization because its essential oil evaporates faster after pulverization.
You can keep dry saffron in the freezer for up to a year. Or keep saffron water in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three weeks.
Saffron, especially after grinding, should be stored in a glass cup away from light and moisture. Because saffron essential oil (volatile substances) can evaporate if stored improperly, over time, the essential oil evaporates and its medicinal and taste effects are reduced and its quality is lost
Eyjan saffron containers are perfectly standard so air and moisture can not enter the container and, affecting the saffron inside the box and reducing the quality of the saffron.

Does saffron expire?

Saffron, like other spices, has a shelf life, and especially if it is not stored properly, it loses its aroma, taste, and color over time.
It is better to consume saffron before its expiration date. However, saffron that has passed its expiration date can also be consumed if it does not show signs of spoilage.
How long saffron lasts depends on storage, the quality of the saffron, and whether it is ground or whole.
If proper storage conditions are observed, you can use saffron that is 2-3 years old from the date of sale and saffron powder that is 6-12 months old from the date of sale.

Final words

Because of the best quality of Eyjan Saffron among various brands of Saffron in Iran and worldwide, it has the highest demand to buy saffron from Iran, comparing other brands and producers, We believe that we are the best Iranian Saffron wholesaler.
We have also always tried our best to provide the best service to our customers to buy saffron from Iran safely. It does not matter if the service is sales support or product quality.
The special effort of us is to provide the highest quality of Saffron at the fair price possible to be considered as the best supplier of Iranian wholesale saffron in the world.

If you are looking for a first-hand company to trust having the very pure natural best quality saffron tp buy saffron from Iran just send us an email at

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