100% Genuine Organically Grown Pure Sargol Saffron (Wholesale/Bulk)

100% Genuine Organically Grown Pure Sargol Saffron (Wholesale/Bulk)

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  • Finest Gourmet 100% pure, organically grown Sargol Saffron from the bountiful farmlands of Herat, Afghanistan
  • World's highest quality saffron direct from Afghan Farmers. Afghanistan’s saffron has been certified as one of the world’s best saffron rated by ITQI (International Taste and Quality Instititute) with a color reading of up to 290.
  • No GMO, No Chemical Pesticides, No Chemical Fertilizers and No Additives.
  • Rare Stigma Cut Sargol with full bodied Aroma & flavor color

Well first you should learn how to recognize a lesser quality saffron. In addition to the red stigmas you should also look for lots of white or yellow strands and even a mushy texture (this is due to a higher water moisture content used to add weight to the product). As mentioned earlier the yellow is from the style which provides no flavor or aroma – too much yellow or moistness are both sure signs of a lower grade saffron.

Top grade saffron possesses a deep red color, is dry to the touch and the stigmas will be 3/8” to 1/2” in length.

Saffron is graded by the International Standard Organization (I.S.O.). Saffron is graded via laboratory measurement for color (crocin), flavor (picrocrocin) and aroma (safranal) content. Samples are assigned grades by gauging the saffron's color content. The higher color content (also known as coloring strength) signifies a greater color concentration and intensity.The I.S.O. classifies saffron into four grades of Coloring Strength with Category IV being the lowest quality followed by Category III, Category II and then Category I (highest quality). These coloring strength grades range from lower than <99 (applies to all Category IV saffron), 100-149 (for Category III), 150-189 (for Category II) and 190 or greater (for Category I). The market prices for saffron are determined by these ISO scores.

While this grading is now the standard many sophisticated home cooks and top quality chefs reject such lab test results. They look at saffron more like wine connoisseur and prefer to sample saffron threads for taste, aroma, pliability and color. Now while we also prefer to let our noses and taste buds make the final determination for us we also recognize the importance of uniform testing that the I.S.O. grades provide as they’re less arbitrary (easier to do side-by-side comparisons). Our Saffron is the highest rated Category I and grades at 260 on Coloring Strength and has as an unmistakable aroma that is sharp and floral. The taste is light, cutting, warm, bitter and it then slowly dissipates from your palette.

Health Benefits of Saffron Improves Memory: Crocin and crocetin are powerful antioxidants found in saffron which help in improving memory of a person. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s can be kept away by its intake. Saffron acts as an Antidepressant: Saffron contains 5-hydroxytryptophan which helps in the production of serotonin which helps in elevating the mood. It helps in receiving blood into the brain and helps in reducing depression and apprehension. Saffron Prevents Cancer: Crocin and Safranal in saffron inhibit the growth of tumor in the body. The Carotenoids in saffron possess chemo preventive properties. It has been found to help protect against colon, liver and ovarian cancer. Skin Benefits: Saffron has anti-bacterial properties and can is very beneficial in reducing acne. it can be directly applied on the affected area. It acts as a natural scrub and aids in removing dead cells. Saffron can also be applied along with milk to lighten the skin and remove pigments. Optimum health: The overall mineral content including calcium, vitamins, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-C, proteins etc present in Saffron ensure the maintenance of optimum health. Cold remedy: Saffron has been found to be beneficial against flu and cold. Glass of warm milk along with saffron is recommended while sick.Healthy Kidneys: It helps in protecting kidney related diseases and reduces kidney stress.
To draw out the colour and to ensure that it's evenly distributed throughout the dish it's to be added to, steep saffron threads in a little warm water, stock, milk or white wine for about 30 minutes before using. Then add the liquid to the dish, usually towards the end of cooking.

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