Purple flowered saffron is a wonderful plant to which nature has given fascinating fragrance, pleasant flavour, a beautiful colour, and a host of other qualities. Believed to have been originally native to the Mediterranean Area, with Asia Minor and Iran. Restricted majorly to these three places in the World - Kashmir, Iran, and Spain - and with Iran as the major producer of Saffron with more than 65% of world's saffron production, saffron stands to be the World's most expensive spice by weight.
Saffron is produced from saffron flowers and each saffron flower has three stigmas, which are the distal ends of the plant's carpel. When the Saffron flowers are picked, the style and stigma are separated and the stigma is cut at a point where it is joint with the style. It is called Mongra / Mogra SAFFRON in India, and the same Saffron is called ZAFRAN-E-SAR-GOL(saffron from the top of the flower) in Iran. Mongra/Mogra Saffron contains ten per cent more pigment in comparison to Lachha Saffron and is the most preferred forms of Saffron both for commercial and household use.
At ABK house, we ensure that the post-harvest losses to quality of Saffron on account of the prolonged separation of stigmas, drying and packing are monitored and taken care of so that the Very Select Saffron of longer stigma length with shiny colour and the strong odour is delivered to you. You can buy the best produce of Kashmir Saffron-Mongra/Mogra(i.e.: only the red portion of the saffron filament), right here at ABK online store.