Red Gold of Iran and Saffron Research Institute of Torbat-e Heydarieh

Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice that has one of the main widespread trade markets globally. Iran is the largest producer of saffron worldwide and its exporting makes great profits. One of the cities of Khorasan Razavi province that plays an important role in this regard is Torbat-e Heydarieh. 

Designing the responsible tourism itinerary package, Marefat Pardis Toos and Iran sebt Tour operator team visited saffron farms as well as the National Saffron Research Institute while continuing their trip in this province. During their visit, the group got acquainted with scientific studies on different species of saffron, its optimization, the cultivation process and harvest of this expensive and valuable spice by visiting saffron farms.