The three dark red threads of Mongra with a yellowish-red tail, which are found in the flower of Saffron, are known as Lacha Saffron. It has strong, aromatic and pleasant, slightly metallic smell. Saffron Lacha contains More Than 150 Volatile and Aroma Yielding Compounds. It is the world's darkest in colour, which has strong flavour, aroma, and colouring effects.
The high retail value of saffron is maintained on world markets because of labour intensive harvesting methods, which require some 200,000 saffron stigmas to be hand picked from 70,000 crocus flowers for each 1 pound (0.45 kg) of saffron product. Forty hours of labour are needed to pick 150,000 flowers.
Kashmiri saffron is recognizable by its dark maroon purple hue, making it among the world's darkest Saffron Kashmir Valley saffron is certified with a Geographical indication from the Government of India. We bring you this Saffron from a certified farmer.
The world's finest Quality, picked from the finest flowers, Kashmiri Mongra is one of the oldest in the world found only in Kashmir. It grows at 1530 Feet above sea level. Kashmiri Mongra is known as the signature quality for its purity and it contains more than 150 volatile and aroma yielding compounds. It is the world's darkest in colour, which has strong flavour, aroma, and receives colouring strengths in excess of 250, making it over three times more powerful. You have here Kashmir Mongra Saffron converted from Lacha Saffron.
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Saffron from Kashmir has recieved the GI ( Geographical Indication) tag , to know more - click here