Saffron

  • Saffron harvest in Iran's Damghan City

    Saffron harvest in Iran's Damghan City

    Iranian Saffron known as the “red gold”, is a magical ingredient in Persian culture, from aromatic foods and colorful desserts to the physical and spiritual medicine. The expensive spice has long been a high-demand commodity, Known as the city of a hundred gates, Damghan was a safe capital for the Parthian Dynasty (247 BCE – 224 CE). Part of the ancient city walls that used to protect the city and its monuments are still standing there. It shows the military and political importance of Damghan during the period. Semnan, Iran. Dec 3, , 2019. IRNA

  • Saffron greenhouse cultivation in northwestern Iran

    Saffron greenhouse cultivation in northwestern Iran

    A female entrepreneur cultivates saffron and medicinal herbs at a greenhouse with an area of 3,200 square meter and exports her products to foreign countries, Mahabad, West Azarbaijan province, northwestern Iran, November 26, 2019. IRNA/Amir Khaleqnejad 1483**1416

  • Marand, new pole of Iran's saffron production

    Marand, new pole of Iran's saffron production

    Every year, the saffron harvest season begins in early November. While most other vegetation are gone, the bright purple flowers cover the fields and create an outstanding landscape in dry regions in Iran. Major saffron producers of Iran are located in the east side of the country. If you would like to see the biggest market, head to Mashhad, which is also known for its religious importance.

  • Pakistani forces foil attempt to smuggle Iranian saffron

    Pakistani forces foil attempt to smuggle Iranian saffron

    Islamabad, Nov 15, IRNA -- Pakistani custom authority has foiled an attempt to smuggle expensive Iranian saffron to Islamabad from China, local media reported.

  • Iran exports saffron to 10 countries

    Iran exports saffron to 10 countries

    Birjand, Nov 13, IRNA – Iran exports saffron to 10 countries and 86 percent of its exports have been through the United Arab Emirates, which is the crossroad of export to other countries.

  • Saffron harvest in northeast Iran

    Saffron harvest in northeast Iran

    Iranian Saffron known as the “red gold”, saffron is a magical ingredient in Persian culture, from aromatic foods and colorful desserts to the physical and spiritual medicine. The expensive spice has long been a high-demand commodity, Torbat Heidarieh, November 11, IRNA/Ali Hamed Haghdoust. 6125**2050

  • Saffron farms on northeast Iran; a new destination for agri-tourism

    Saffron farms on northeast Iran; a new destination for agri-tourism

    Gonabad, Nov 3, IRNA – Iranian Saffron known as the “red gold”, saffron is a magical ingredient in Persian culture, from aromatic foods and colorful desserts, to the physical and spiritual medicine. The expensive spice has long been a high-demand commodity.

  • Thanksgiving celebration for harvesting saffron and barberry

    Thanksgiving celebration for harvesting saffron and barberry

    Thanksgiving celebration for harvesting of saffron and barberry was held in Birjand City, South Khorasan, Iranian Saffron known as the “red gold”, saffron is a magical ingredient in Persian culture, from aromatic foods and colorful desserts to the physical and spiritual medicine. There has been a high demand for the expensive commodity that even triggered a war in 1374 in central Europe, Birjand, November 2, IRNA/Mojtaba Gorgi. 6125**1430

  • 117,5 tons saffron exported from Khorasan Razavi

    117,5 tons saffron exported from Khorasan Razavi

    A sum of 117.5 tons saffron was exported from Khorasan Razavi province in the first half of the Iranian year, started on March 21, 2019.