Saffron is harvested by hand from the Crocus sativus flower, commonly known as the “saffron crocus.” The term “saffron” applies to the flower’s thread-like structures, or stigma.
It originated in Greece, where it was revered for its medicinal properties. People would eat saffron to enhance libido, boost mood, and improve memory.
Kashmiri Saffron is a unique thing cultivated in the beautiful valleys of Kashmir. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and is considered to be the life of Indian royal food. Also known as ‘red gold’.
Kashmiri Mongra Saffron is considered the most expensive saffron because of its superior quality. The stigma is longer compared to other types and it is most sought after because of its bold flavor and its rich and deep red hue.
Mongra / Mogra is the finest quality saffron that contains red stigmas, picked up by the hand. At IKS, we only sell the Best Top Quality Pure Original 100% Organic Kashmir Mongra / Mogra Saffron.
Lacha / Lachha is the second variety of saffron which has some yellow stigmas mixed with red ones. Lacha Saffron (Stigma with Style) It is one of the four grades of Saffron.
The three long and flat dark red threads of Mongra with a yellowish red tail, which we find in the flower of Saffron (Kesar) are known as Lacha.
Zarda is the saffron with yellow hues. It is the third variety of
saffron. Zarda Saffron is just the tail of the red filament from
the flower. Which find at the bottom of Saffron Lacha.