Saffron Museum opens in Torbat Heydarieh

Saffron Museum opens in Torbat Heydarieh
ID : N-469 Date : 2017/10/18 - 11:32

(Persia Digest) - The head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Dept of Torbat Heidarieh said: “The Saffron Museum aims to introduce domestic and foreign tourists to various stages of saffron preparation.”

In an interview with ISNA, Ali Mohammadi said: “Torbat Heydarieh is the saffron production pole of the world and tourists traveling to this place expect to see the various stages of its planting and harvesting, and its curing properties. This is why we have opened this museum.”

It should be noted that the city of Zaweh in Torbat Heydarieh with 18000 hectares of land under cultivation is considered the world's largest saffron production pole.

As reported by Persia Digest, 90% of the world’s saffron is produced in Iran. But its share of saffron trade in the world is only 5%. Its biggest customers are the UAE and Spain. Most of the saffron purchased by these customers is re-sold under their own brands.

Out of a total of 336 tons of saffron produced last year, Iran exported 203 tons worth USD 286MM. After the UAE and Spain, Iran’s main saffron clients last year were Italy, the US, India, France, Sweden, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, the UK, and Switzerland.

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