Kashmir Saffron is the most potent variety of saffron in the world. It has the highest levels of safranal, crocin & picrocrocin - compounds which give saffron its intense aroma, vivid colour and characteristic taste. One can easily identify Kashmir Saffron as only the thickest and darkest stigmas are selected for packing within the Mongra grade. Kashmir Saffron is also the rarest and the most expensive form of Saffron available in the markets as annual production is limited to only about 2000-2500 kg which is less than 1% of total world production. Post harvest, most of the stocks are sold to Michelin star restaurants around the world as well as private collectors and connoisseurs of fine and rare spices.
Kashmir Saffron cultivated in and around saffron fields of Pampore has consistently produced some of the best saffron in the world with a coloring strength of 210+.
Unlike uni-dimensional saffron produced in other parts of the world, Kashmir Saffron has a pleasant honey-like aroma and a sweet after-taste which makes it ideal for a wide range of culinary applications.
Kashmir Saffron is an excellent choice for your plating needs as it mostly consists of lush, thick and all red/maroon threads without the tail ends of the stigmas.