ABOUT NEGIN SAFFRON :
Negin Saffron is one of the best quality types of saffron that is produced from grade 1 saffron. Negin is all-red in color and contains little to no crumbs. In Negin and Super Negin saffron, three threads of the same flower come connected in one piece. So, when you are going to buy saffron, note that with the same weight, Negin and Super Negin Saffron types take more space in the package.
Laboratory Analysis :
Crocin :compound that give colour to saffon and used as indicator of its quality.The higher the number is: more colour, flavor and aroma will bring to your dishes and higher health benefits for your body. A high level also indicates the date of the harvest: last crop hold higher values as saffron qualities diminish significantly after 2 years of its harvest.
Picocrocine: compound responsible of the bitter taste.
Safranal: compound responsible for the aroma, is an effective anticonvulsant and antidepressive and shows high antioxidant activity (citotoxicity against cancer cells).
Humidity: Moisture decreases the flavor, the aroma and the shelf-life.
Flower waste: floral waste consists of the parts of the saffron flower which contain none of saffron’s properties.