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November 15, 2018

What are the different types of saffron?

The types of saffron and the features and details you need to know more

If you use saffron, you know that there are different types of saffron with different prices and characteristics such as different colors and thicker fragrances and more volumes.

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Each of these different categories determines which part of the saffron plant is in this package

so the name of the company and the city of production and …

do not determine the types of saffron in these packages, and the yellow and reddish saffron color only Makes different packing.

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If you see different types of saffron in the market, except for the above, know that they are a branch of the top five major categories.

In this article, we will consider the five main categories with all its features.

Before starting, it’s OK to know that the stigmas and concentration of saffron, respectively, are the red and yellow parts of saffron.

Before starting, it’s ok to know that the stigmas and concentration of saffron, respectively, are the red and yellow parts of saffron.


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Types of Saffron:

1. Premium super negin

2. Super negin

3. Negin

4. Pushal

5. Bunch Saffron


Premium super negin

The length of the premium super negin thread will be from 2 – 3 centimeters with full red in color. This type of saffron the best, rarest and expensive type of saffron. The threads are symmetrically cut in such a way you can not find the yellow color in the thread. It will be long with a full concentration of saffron. So that you can find the maximum flavor and aroma.

Super negin

Super negin will be around 1.5cm to 2cm in length. And this type is the second-best quality saffron. The threads are full red in color with no wavy pattern. You can not find the yellow and whitish-grey color in the threads. Compared to premium super negin, this type will be shorter.


In the negin family, this type of saffron has the shortest length and it contains a very little part of yellow color in the thread. On the other hand, it has a very good smell and taste compared to the pushal and bunch saffron.


The length of pushal saffron is around 2cm – 3cm and it usually has a wavy pattern. Comparing to the above three saffron, pushal is the lower grade. It has more yellow parts compared to the negin saffron. The pure saffron concentration will be less compared to the above three types.

Bunch Saffron/Abu Sheiba

The length of the bunch saffron will be around 3cm – 6cm. As a matter of fact, it is the lowest grade of saffron. When compared to the above four types, the Abu sheiba is the longest saffron which usually comes as a bunch.  This type of saffron threads has less red color, more yellow color, and whitish-grey at the bottom.

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Cream Saffron

It’s better to know that one of the types of saffron that does not have grouped, it is white or cream saffron, which has no stigmas and is referred to as saffron corn.


Nowadays, saffron producers have different categories for saffron types, each categories has particular applications.

In this article, you will be acquainted with the four main categories of saffron.

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