Quality Control

 

Quality Control

Organic Kashmir Saffron Quality 
The Finest in the World Peak Of Perfection in colour taste & Fragrance  
Always in Pursuit of Excellence
 
We manually check our saffron to ensure that no foreign matter finds its way into that box of saffron which our customer has so ardently purchased. We believe in sourcing the best quality saffron from our suppliers which is why we select them very carefully. Our own cultivators of saffron, as well as those of our suppliers are situated in geographically favorable terrains. 
 
Since its origin, saffron has always been cultivated in pristine conditions on very small portions of land. Organic Kashmir monitors each and every stage – from the actual physical cultivation to its chemical parameters and from production to its packaging so that each batch adheres to ISO standards.
 
The threads of our Organic Kashmir Saffron product are longer and its three stigmas contain little or no yellow strands thus assuring our customers the highest quality of saffron.
 

Saffron Quality Control

 

Quality Control

There are much to do in Saffron Quality Control; due to traditional farming system in Kashmir and this fact that each acre yields about 4 kilos of saffron (From 150,000 up to 190,000 crocus flowers, about 1 kilo saffron is extracted).There are few farmers in Kashmir that their farm is larger than a acre. And as saffron specifications depend on saffron flower processing and each farmer processes its saffron itself, so each few kilos of this product has its own specifications.An international standard for saffron is available (ISO 3632-1:1993). Saffron in filaments is classified into four categories according to its floral waste and extraneous matter and other specifications. At each category, we check the specifications to conform to or even exceed the category standards.

 

Superior Quality

Quality is of paramount importance to us. Our range of Kesar (Saffron) is specially produced by using traditional farming system in Kashmir. All kinds of extraction and processing are skillfully executed by our team of well trained workers. All our products conform to the ISO 2200-2005 standards, which make them high in quality. Moreover, our quality controllers ensure that each and every stage of the production process is thoroughly inspected by them. Furthermore, in order to ensure premium quality Kesar (Saffron) to our clients, we conduct the following analysis

Procurement

Saffron (Kesar) crop gets harvested in the month of October-November of every calendar year; we get three to five flowers from the bulb (corm) of saffron at an interval of five days. The stigma part of the flower is being picked up by the farmers of the said association and these stigmas are being dried up to ensure that the product is free from any kind of moisture. This kind of saffron (Red stigma with style) is known as lachcha saffron.

 

Processing of Varieties

Conversion of lachcha (stigma with style) in to red stigma (Mongra) is again being handled by the skilled labour to obtain exclusively stigma (red portion) and style from the original lachcha separately. Besides we get other parts of the flower known as yellow stamina and petals separately in order to meet the requirement of buyers of such products.