Iran pistachio Export

Iranian pistachio is the best in the world, The flavor and diversity and species production

sales export Iranian dates

Export value Iranian dates in 2011 arrived over of 174 million dollars. Major exports the dates include Mazafati, Shahani, Kabkab, Zahedi, Piarom, Estamaran

Largest exporter of saffron

Iran is the largest producer of saffron, with more than 95% of production in the world, that exports to 45 countries in the world

Saffron Recipes

 

 

Saffron

 

Description

Saffron is the dried yellow stigmas of the violet flowers of Crocus sativus, a member of the Iris family. The stigmas must be harvested by hand, and it takes 225,000 of them to make one pound of saffron.

Uses

Saffron is mainly used as a colorant and flavoring for cheeses, pastry, rice and seafood dishes. Saffron is used in spice blends for paella, curry, kheer and bouillabaisse.




 

 

Origins

Saffron is native to the Mediterranean and is grown in Spain, France, Portugal, India and Italy. Spain is considered the premium source of saffron. Its flavor is distinctive and agreeable in character.

Folklore

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. The ancient Assyrians used saffron for medicinal purposes. The Greeks and Romans used it to perfume their luxurious baths. The bright orange-yellow color also made saffron useful as a dye.

 

botanical drawing of Crocus sativus

 

 

Color

Rich yellow

Flavor & Aroma

Strong perfume and bitter honey-like taste

Sensory Profile

Saffron has a strong perfume and a bitter, honey-like flavor. The taste is pleasantly spicy and bitter and the odor is tenacious.

 



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