Spices & Nuts We All Love
We sell only the highest quality Iranian saffron spice, pistachio nuts and in the near future some top-quality cinnamon from Ceylon.
However, our main aim is always to trade as ethically and humanely as possible.
Above all, we are acutely aware that without our team of hardworking farmers in Iran we would not able to bring you such magnificent products.
What Are Saffron's Main Uses?
What Countries Mainly Grow It?
Firstly, as I am sure you know, saffron is extremely tasty and very distinctive when a top chef uses it to cook seafood dishes such as bouillabaisse and paella. Of course, everyone uses it in risotto and other rice dishes.
So, try adding some to your next beef stew or tomato-based sauce. And to make a wonderful marinade for fish, add saffron threads, garlic, and thyme to vinegar.
Secondly, as you are probably aware, herbal medicine is becoming more and more popular. The stigmas of our favourite spice are found in medicinal supplements for asthma, whooping cough and as an expectorant to loosen phlegm.
In short, the next time someone asks “What is saffron used for?” you will be able to tell them.
Iran produces around 160,000kg per year and is therefore easily the world’s leading producer of saffron.
And after that, India and Spain follow with 9000 and 5000kg. However, in recent years, Afghanistan has dramatically increased production. Consequently, it will soon join the list of the world’s top producers.
In conclusion, you might like to check out the latest figures below …
Meanwhile, please check out the rest of the site for facts and figures galore. After that, please browse through our ever-growing recipes page for some little-known cooking tips & information about your favourite Iranian spice.
Lastly, we are pleased to announce that we will shortly be selling top-quality cinnamon from Ceylon. So, make sure to check out all the details and our great-value UK prices.