ABOUT SUPER NEGIN SAFFRON :
The highest quality and most expensive type of saffron in the world is Super Negin saffron.While not much different from Negin Saffron, Super Negin saffron has a bit larger threads. Moreover, compared to the other grade A saffron types, Super Negin Saffron has more coloring power; but this extra coloring power is not so much that all consumers can notice it.
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.