Why is Saffron so expensive and valuable?

Why is Saffron so expensive


saffron expensive

Saffron is one of the most expensive and valuable spices which is usually sold in small quantities. Saffron is valuable as much as it is difficult to obtain. Depending on the number of flowers per corm and the corm size, about 15,000 to 250,000 crocuses are required in order to obtain 1kg of dried saffron.

 Harvesting saffron demands a lot of physical labor and time to get the flowers from farms to the final packaging. On the whole, the process is labor-intensive and that is what renders saffron expensive. It involves planting crocus corms, plucking stigmas, and separating them carefully based on the type of saffron (Negin, Sargol, Pushal, etc.) demanded in the market. Growers then dry, and package stigmas.

Although saffron is a high-priced spice, it is one of the most demanding and popular products around the world. Iran produces the highest amount of saffron, with around 95% of saffron production in the world. India comes second in saffron production.

 You can use saffron in many dishes as an ingredient to add a very special taste to the food. People from different countries, in spite of its high prices, are aware of the significance of saffron in their everyday diet for it is a magically valuable spice one can hardly ignore.

Love quality? Visit our premium products.


Back to list

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *