- ABOUT PUSHAL SAFFRON :
Cheapest type of Iranian Saffron is pushal saffron.Like Sargol, Pushal Saffron also has the red parts of saffron stigma. The difference is that Pushal threads contain a bit of the yellow style as well. So, the coloring power is lower than Super Negin, Negin, and Sargol saffron. Note that while Pushal saffron has yellow styles, these yellow styles should not be larger than the red stigmas; otherwise, the saffron is called Bunch.
Laboratory Analysis :
Crocine: 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.