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(SOLVED!) Where Is The Best Saffron Grown?

While the myths arouse discord, there’s one item of consensus: Kashmiri saffron is the sweetest, most precious spice in the world 🔥 Its strands are thicker and more fragrant than its counterpart from Iran, which accounts for more than 90 percent of the world’s saffron production 😊 For Kashmiri farmers, crop sells for as much as 250,000 INR or $3,400 USD a kilogram, or $1,550 a pound, in what was once a booming industry 🙈 Most of Kashmir’s saffron is grown in Pampore, south of the state’s summer capital, Srinagar 😁 Thirty years ago, it would take Fehmida Mir’s family six to seven months to pick and then package their crop; she recounts memories of winters filled with the spice’s fragrance and palms golden from working with it. Mir could harvest 200kg of saffron as recently as a decade ago. This is less than half the 400kilos that her parents received in the 1990s. Her crop was only 20 kilograms three years ago; it had fallen to 15 kilograms in 2016. Last year, the crop weighed less than 7 kilograms; this year’s produce has been the same. Pampore’s farmers are suffering similar outcomes, inability to record their output for the past two years because it was so small. [1]
Saffron is one of the most fragrant and luxury spices in the world known as “Red Gold”. Anyone who uses this expensive spice is looking for the highest quality saffron in the world since most of the lower grade types of saffron don’t taste and smell as good as they should do. However, quality is not always the most expensive thing. You should take into account the various factors that make a high-quality saffron to ensure the highest quality. If you are the person who holds this question in mind that “which country has the best saffron in the world?”, reading this article will help you in finding a fair answer. [2]
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Goldensaffron.com This article provides additional information. Kashmir is also known as “the valley of flowers”. There are many flowers that Kashmir produces, but saffron is the most important and useful. Kashmir holds the honourr of having saffron grown in it. Two places are available in Kashmir for saffron cultivation. Pampur is one such place. Pampore, also known as Pampur in Jammu & Kashmir is an historic city located on the east side of river Jehlum along Srinagar Jammu National Highway. The Saffron Town in Kashmir is a worldwide landmark. This area lies approximately 11 km away from Srinagar’s Lal Chowk city centre. Pampur is lush and beautiful. Area which is outstanding place For cultivating saffron. We are grateful to Marquisha Lovett, Davao City (Philippines), for alerting us. [3]
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At the saffron farming, saffron can be obtained from Crocus sativus blossoms (Iridaceae), also called saffron crocus and saffron bulbs. Corms are the bulbs that propagate it. Every corm creates new bulbs and the plant grows. The autumn blooms of saffron are picked for their red stigmas. These are the seeds that give rise to the spice. Every blossom produces three stigmas, which are hand-picked. These flowers are a beautiful addition to any garden. Must be harvested before noon time Because they can easily wither. It is tedious and time-consuming. This is how saffron spices were so valuable that they are now known as the red gold. Modified by Virginia Ashford (Tourne, France) on October 20, 2020 [4]
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Currently there are many countries where saffron is produced, in terms of production it highlights Iran as the largest producer in the world with more than 90% of the world production, in a second step would be Spain with Aragon and Castilla La Mancha as main production areas, Morocco, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Italy and Greece, in the third step there would be countries where saffron is produced in a testimonial way like Switzerland, France, Argentina or some small area of ​​the USA. This post will concentrate on Spain and Iran as the countries that produce the highest quality saffron. These are the differences: [5]

Refer to the Article

  1. https://www.eater.com/2019/2/13/18212411/saffron-kashmir-india-most-expensive-spice-climate-change
  2. https://rodaguldet.se/en/blog-en/the-best-saffron-in-the-world/
  3. http://www.goldensaffron.com/blog/health/persian-saffron-vs-kashmiri-saffron-vs-other-types
  4. https://www.sativus.com/en/saffron/the-saffron-cultivation/
  5. https://www.aragongourmet.com/en/blog/curiosities/differences-between-spanish-saffron-and-irani
Mehreen Alberts

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