Fifth Saffron Flower festival
The festival has been held for five years by the National Union of Saffron Workers in cooperation with the Herat Department of Agriculture, in which agricultural companies represented their achievements and products. Afghanistan Red Gold Saffron Company participated in this festival and appreciated by participators as always.
Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice in terms of weight. The spice is actually the dried stigma (tiny threadlike strands) of the “Crocus sativus Linnaeus”. Each stigma is very small, and tens of thousands of individual strands go into a single ounce of the spice; since the stigmas are hand-picked from the individual flowers, saffron high cost becomes more understandable….
The aroma, flavor and color come out much better when it is grounded to a powder and soaked into warm water for 10 minutes before being added to the foods, cookies, beverages, milk, ice-cream, rice, and chicken at last stage of cooking….
Since heat releases saffron flavor essence, it needs to be steeped in hot water and broth before being added to food. Pre-soaking also allows the color to disperse throughout the food. The rule is that a “little saffron” will go a long way. When determining how much saffron….
Saffron is very sensitive to light and moisture. Store it in a container away from sunlight with airtight cap. If stored properly, it will last for 4 years.
Saffron absorbs other flavors and odors very easily. If you choose to transfer the saffron to a new container, make sure that the container is very clean and odor-free before using….
Saffron is a multiyear plant that will remain 6-7 years in your land. The main investment in this period is saffron corm (that is used for propagation) and labor costs. You will harvest saffron each year on October and the propagated corms will be collected after 6-7 years which have good income for farmer.
Some important points for saffron cultivation are listed below. For more information, please contact our experts here….
Saffron is natural mood lifter and effective treatment for depression. Current studies have shown improvement in fighting cancer, reducing cholesterol, and improving overall mental functions such as memory.
Participation of Afghanistan Saffron Company in food exhibition at Qindao China, from 25 to 26 May, 2019.
partaking of Afghanistan Saffron Company in World Food Exhibition (TuttoFood) at Milano Italy, from 6 to 9 May, 2019.
Pavilion of Afganistan Saffron Company In the fourth national festival of saffron flower, from 11 to 12 Nov,2018.
The conference of private sector’s support from Afghan Saffron which was held by Afghanistan Saffron Company on 16 Oct, 2018.
participation of Herat Saffron (ARG Company) to Passage 2 Prosperity exhibition of Afghanistan products in Mumbai, India, on 12 Sep, 2018
Herat Saffron in 5th International Kumming Exhibition, in China. 14 to 20 June, 2018.