South Khorasan (IP) - Saffron has been planted in South Khorasan Province, eastern Iran, for more than 700 years.

Iran PressIran news: Saffron is cultivated in Iran in three provinces of South Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, and North Khorasan, as well as Yazd, Kerman, Gilan, and Mazandaran provinces, but the aroma and taste of saffron in South Khorasan province is famous around the world.

Iran PressIran news: South Khorasan province is a pioneer in the production of the best saffron in the world, and for this reason, Ghaenat city is called the saffron capital of the world.

Saffron produced in South Khorasan province has a high quality, aroma, and coloring power due to saffron flower harvest before sunrise and bud harvest before opening, favored by many customers in Germany, USA, Spain, and the Persian Gulf states

Iran is the greatest producer of saffron in the world and more than 90% of the world's saffron is produced in Iran.

Saffron is known as red gold or desert gold because it is planted in desert soil.

Saffron also has medicinal properties and has been reported to be effective in treating depression.


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