Our Saffron

Commonly known as red gold, it is the most expensive and sought after spice in the world. It commands a high price per gram. In some cases saffron can cost even more than gold itself. Its value has been kept permanently high by labor-intensive harvesting methods which require around 200,000 delicate red strands to be hand-picked from 70,000 Crocus sativa flowers for each pound. The undisputed capital for saffron production is Iran, where the tradition dates back over 3,000 years. Iran accounts for over 90 percent of the global production of saffron; 250 tons are produced worldwide each year. Our country’s high level of production is helped by our unique ecological conditions which deliver a strong-flavored aromatic crop.

Nixima enables you to select the very best quality saffron at its source from the annual harvest, when large quantities can be purchased at the best possible price.

We are part of the success of elite users of saffron, those who like the spice as an ingredient in fine food and fine living; whether it is the retail and catering trades at the heart of Europe, a pharmaceutical plant in Australia or a grand temple and gurudwara in India.

The hallmark of Nixima saffron is Purity Tested and certified under laboratory conditions: Nixima saffron fulfills class I, as certified by ISO 3632-2 and ISIRI 259

A Certificate of Analysis is available on demand and one will accompany each of our shipments.

We believe we are the best choice a customer can make for a saffron partnership. Customer satisfaction and quality are just two of the key areas we focus on. We work very hard at maintaining a high level of quality. Our Nixima quality control system helps insure this.


Sustainability for humans and their environment:

Nixima has concerns about farmer families’ welfare, women empowerment and children’s health. They deal with issues from local to global in scale; global warming and climate change which are leading to underground water resource crises and desertification. Needs are changing in consumer markets while farmers in remote areas are caught in old patterns. By understanding large scale issues, we are committed to follow local and small scale solutions through conducting projects in the fields of our concern.