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Varieties Kashmiri saffron and Persian saffron
Packing Packaged in bottles or jars in grams ranging from 1\2g, 1g, 2g, 5g and 10g
Size Saffron three is 3\8 to 1\2 inch in length
Season October and November
Storage Stored in cool dark places away from sunlight and heat
Transport Conditions Transported under cool conditions
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Saffron was initially grown in ancient Greece from where it spread to other parts of the world. Currently, the plant grows in Morocco, India, Greece, and Iran. The botanical name for saffron is Crocus sativus. The saffron plant belongs to the Iridaceae family, and it multiplies vegetatively. The Morocco saffron varieties Kashmiri saffron and Persian saffron.

The plant grows to 30cm in height. The plant grows in well-drained, moderately fertile soils and warm weather climates. The plant grows in underground corms of 5cm from which the stem and flowers grow.

Morocco is among the leading exporters of the product. The morocco saffron grows at the foot of Atlas mountains and the southern parts of Morocco. The plant is used in spice production locally within the country as well as exported to other countries.  The play is grown for its purple flowers which contain the precious saffron thread. A single flower contains three saffron stigmas each containing the thread.

The saffron does well in cold weather and cold weather conditions bring about a lower yield. Harvesting of the saffron in Morocco takes place during October and November, and it usually takes three weeks.

The flowers are harvested very early in the morning by hand before the sun comes up, and they begin to bloom. The flowers harvesting takes place before they bloom as the stigma protecting the saffron thread is easily get damaged when the flower opens. After the collection is complete, the red-coloured stigma is separated for the flower. 

After separation, the stigma is then dried out. The drying process happens through the use of a machine that gives a much more pure product. In smaller-scale farms, they are dried out in the sun. The dried saffron is packaged in airtight containers for trade. In other cases, the dried stigmas are processed into the saffron spices. The size of the saffron three is 3\8 to 1\2 inch in length. Approximately 463 saffron threads produce a gram of the spice. 

The saffron spices possess antioxidant properties, and it is also an antiseptic. The spice has a subtle aroma and taste, and it is used in a wide range of dishes. The packaging is done in bottles or jars in grams ranging from 1\2g, 1g, 2g, 5g and 10g. The spices requirements for a family-sized dish is half a gram. The product is stored in cool dark places as sunlight and heat potentially offset the flavour.  

The packages product is shipped in containers to various destinations. Major importing countries of the Morocco saffron include Saudi Arabia, India, United Arab Emirates, Spain and Hong Kong.

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