Kashmiri Saffron | Kesar – Benefits, Types, Price

What is saffron called in Kashmiri?

Saffron is called Koung in Kashmiri. In Kashmir people also refer to it as Zafran.

Where is saffron grown in Kashmir?

Safron is primarily grown in district Pampore of Kashmir.

saffron fields of kashmir

What are the benefits of Kashmiri Saffron?

  • Coloring agent or as a flavoring spice
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Gives fairer complexion
  • Anti ageing effects
  • Relieves pain ( gout or arthritis)
  • Acts as antidepressant
  • Used to improve sexual health
  • Beneficial in hair growth
  • Essential supplement during pregnancy
  • Improves mental health
  • Anti cancerous
  • Potential sleep Inducer

What are the types of Kashmiri Saffron available to buy?

Mongra or Mogra Saffron

It has only top red part of stigma. It is the costliest and finest saffron

Lacha Saffron

This has full stigma of saffron flower. This is less costly than Mongra Saffron.

Zarda Saffron

This has bottom yellow part of the stigma. This is the cheapest one.

types of saffron

Where to buy original saffron from Kashmir online?


Kashmir Box

Organic Kashmir

Other Saffron Brands

Keynote Kashmir Saffron (Certified Grade – I) 

Shalimar Organic saffron Kashmir

Lion Pure Saffron Kashmir Kesar

Upakarma Certified Natural, Pure and Organic Finest A++ Grade Kashmiri Kesar

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Kashmiri Saffron Vs Irani Saffron

  • Kashmiri Saffron
  • Expensive
  • Legal
  • High Quality
  • Irani Saffron
  • Cheap
  • Smuggled from Iran to India
  • Low Quality

Orignal Vs Fake Saffron

  • Bitter Taste – Pure Kashmiri saffron has a bitter taste when u chew it
  • Yellow Color in Water – Saffron releases yellow color in water and it takes bit time to release color. Although it releases yellow color, the color of the strands itself remains red for few hours in water.
  • Floats in Water – Real Saffron floats in water and fake one does not float