The red gold of Iran

Saffron or Zarparan is a plant from the lily family, saffron pollen is the most expensive spice in the world, which is used in cooking. Iran is the largest producer and exporter of saffron in the world with an annual production of 330 tons and export of 280 tons of this product. Saffron has euphoric properties and today some European pharmaceutical companies use it as an anti-depressant integrator.

Shahsavand Saffron
The Egyptians mixed saffron with honey, and the Romans wanted this plant because they considered it an aphrodisiac and sprinkled it on their marriage bed on their wedding night. Throughout its history, this plant was used in body wash compositions as a relaxant, in dry leaf dishes, in cosmetics, as an anti-depressant, and of course - to add color and flavor to traditional foods. Iran produces about 90% of the world's saffron.