Saffron is one of the most precious spices in the world. It is harvested by hand from the Crocus sativus flower, commonly known as the saffron crocus. Iran can be considered as the cradle of the world’s saffron. Almost 90 percent of the world’s saffron is produced in Iran. It's known as the red gold of the desert. It takes about 167 saffron flowers to produce only one gram. That is why saffron is so precious.
About this experience
What we will doWe will visit a saffron farm where beautiful plains of bright purple flowers covering the fields. Farmer shows us how to harvest saffron and the secrets of the extraction process.
Season / MonthFrom October to November
WhereMashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran
Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran