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