Saffron is obtained from the purple flower of a plant called Crocus Sativus L. and is changed into commercial product of saffron after drying of stigmas. The major producers of commercial saffron are Iran, Greece, Spain and Indian Kashmir. However, Iran accounts for the %90 of the saffron produced in the world. Iranian saffron is desirable due to its organoleptic characteristics (color, odor and flavor) as well as its competitive price.
each saffron plant, flowers in October and may yield more than one flower per season. They bloom at night and it is handpicked in the morning before sunrise in order to avoid any damage. Saffron has difficult production conditions and requires a large number of workforce (170,000 saffron flowers will produce 1 kilogram of saffron).
Once collected and separated, it is sent to Viraman accredited laboratory for hygienic tests and analysis of natural color discharge, aroma and taste.
Finally, after having passed all the necessary tests, it is processed for export packing and delivered by air to the clients.
Saffron Filament Cuts
There are different qualities and types of saffron which vary depending on its appearance, delicate process of preparation, and chemical values. Variation in the stigma length and style give us different categories. The below picture is a saffron thread in its most natural state that has been plucked from the flower and shows these categories.
Konj or White
VIRAMAN exports saffron in bulk under trade name of VIRAMAN which has 1 kg weight. Viraman is bale to pack in bulk and retail according to customer requirement under Viraman brands or private brand.
We established new Saffron plant in 2019 equipped with Moderns Labs and sorting and packing units that enables us the highest quality of saffron.
we constructed cold storage to keep Saffron in best condition.