The most common forms of fraud in saffron are as follows(the way to Specify Pure Saffron from fake saffron) :
The most prevalent method of fraud in saffron is to use the natural color of this plant for coloring its white parts and mix them with the red parts. Unfortunately, this method has become very popular. These frauds can claim they are selling just saffron because they do not use anything but parts of saffron flowers to market their products.
2. Another form of fraud is committed when processing saffron. Chemical and synthetic colors are used for coloring saffron. The most commonly used ones are tartrazine, Orange II, amaranth, Sunset Blue, Ponceau 4R, and Quinoline Yellow.
Iran is the largest exporter of saffron in the world. Because of the climate that is especially favorable for growing saffron in certain parts of Iran, Iranian saffron is of excellent quality, enjoys a high level of acceptability in the Middle East and many other countries, and is known and offered in world markets under the names of Persia Saffron, Persian Saffron, and Iranian Saffron.
Introducing Iranian saffron (Persian Saffron)