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Persian Saffron Ice Cream; Delicate Dessert for Hot Days

Saffron ice cream is one of the most popular and original desserts in Iranian culture. As its name suggests, saffron is one of the main ingredients of this type of ice cream.

Iranian Youth Cultivates Saffron in Mars-like Conditions

A young Iranian man from the city of Maku in West Azarbaijan province has succeeded in creating planting conditions similar to Mars in order to cultivate saffron without using soil. He has spent only $ 500 USD to work on this initiative.

Saffron Harvest Season Begins in Iran

Iranian saffron farmers have started harvesting their products since a few days ago, when the harvest season started across Iran, the top exporter of the Red Gold.

Iran’s Share in Global Saffron Trade Stands at 96%: VP

Iran’s Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari has hailed the country’s huge share in saffron business across the world.

Iran Exporting Saffron to 56 Countries

Official statistics show Iran has exported over 160 tonnes of saffron worth over $219 million to 56 countries during the past nine months.
Iran Taking Tourists on Tours of Saffron Harvest

Iran Taking Tourists on Tours of Saffron Harvest

Iran’s South Khorasan province annually hosts numerous foreign tourists during the season when saffron and barberry are harvested.
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Iran Exports Dates to Nearly 50 Countries

The Iranian customs authorities have announced the volume of the major agricultural products exported by the country during the first five months of the current Iranian year.

France Using Iranian Saffron to Produce Herbal Medicines

An Iranian MP says France has managed to develop value-added products using Iran’s saffron by processing the crop into antidepressants and herbal medicines.

Iranian MP Calls for Minimised Export of Unprocessed Saffron

An Iranian lawmaker criticized the export of unprocessed Iranian saffron, saying a portion of the Iranian saffron exported to European and Arab states is rebranded and resold by these countries.

Iran’s Saffron Fuelling Growth of German Food Business

While Iran produces about 90 percent of the world's saffron, small German companies are growing by importing Iran’s saffron and exporting it as luxury goods to Persian Gulf littoral states.

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