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Razavi Khorasan Province, Mashhad city, Northeastern Iran - November 24, 2007 1. Wide of workers working in Saffron farmland in Mashhad 2. Close-up of Saffron flower with workers in the background 3. Pan of workers picking Saffron flowers 4. Close-up of woman's hand picking flowers 5. Mid of woman picking Saffron flowers 6. Wide of women working in farmland 7. Close-up of Saffron flowers 8. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Omol-Banin Zangouee, Saffron farmer: "This flower (Saffron) is very delicate and farming it is quite difficult. For one gram of Saffron we have to pick 150 flowers. Doing this hard job becomes easy because the main thing we deal with is flower." 9. Wide of women picking flowers and putting them in plastic bag 10. Close-up of Omol-Banin's face 11. Various of women working on farm Location 30 kilometres from Mashhad 12. Close up of sign reading (Farsi) "Novin Saffron" 13. Tilt up from Saffron flowers to workers pulling flower stigmas out 14. Close-up of hand pulling out stigma 15. Close of worker's face 16. Various of workers 17. Close of woman examining stigma and cleaning them 18. Mid of woman examining Saffron 19. Wide of workers cleaning Saffron stigma from poor quality Saffron 20. Close-up of digital scale weighing Saffron 21. Tilt up of woman weighing Saffron to factory interior 22. Close-up of hand putting Saffron in containers 23. Various of workers packing Saffron 24. Close-up of hand sticking holograms on Saffron packs 25. Set-up shot of Ali Shariati Moghadam, Managing Director of Novin Saffron Factory observing workers 26. Close-up of Saffron ready for market 27. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Ali Shariati Moghadam, Managing Director of Novin Saffron Factory: "Iranian Saffron is currently being exported to more than 45 countries and our factory exports to more than 30 of those countries. We even have direct exports to the United States. Majority of Iranian Saffron, about 70 to 75 percent of it is exported to Spain and UAE ( United Arab Emirates )." 28. Cutaway of women working in factory 29. Mid of woman pouring Saffron powder in laboratory flask 30. Various of laboratory technicians examining Saffron's quality 31. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Mahdi Behdad, production manager of Novin Saffron: " Mashhad and Khorasan Saffron are unique in the world due to their perfect medical value, especially their good effect on the digestive system and breathing mechanism and also their anti-cancer effect and spirit reviving nature." 32. Wide of laboratory 33. Wide of bazaar in Mashhad 34. Close up of costumer holding a Saffron package 35. Costumers speaking with Saffron seller 36. Close of seller putting Saffron packages in bag 37. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Fatemeh Ghobadi, costumer: "Saffron cheers up the spirit and it is said that a little bit of Saffron in food will make you giggle! We preferred to buy Mashhad 's Saffron as souvenir. Other stuff like sugar-candy are also among souvenirs of this city, but the saffron is beyond compare" 38. Saffron packs in store LEAD IN : Saffron is the world's most expensive spice. The red stigma of the saffron crocus flower is carefully removed and dried, making it a labour intensive, yet delicate task - that contributes to its high value. Iran is the world's largest exporter of the saffron. STORY LINE: It's an agricultural task so delicate that machines can't do it. Even if they could, the saffron flowers that need picking only sprout for two weeks in late autumn. The combination of hand labour and the limited production window is why saffron is so expensive. The Iranian government recently set $793 as a standard price for each kilogram of saffron. Nimble fingers pluck the small, purple, late-blossoming crocuses. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6834b91e71e7b5a027a0909b1cd9bf59 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Text Comments (49)
Jackie Her (1 day ago)
This delicate spice is used to cook my special Basmati Rice during Ramadan. I love the fragrance. Thank you...
My name is saffron
LALITA CHAKRWAL (22 days ago)
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BeeRich33 (3 months ago)
Whoever edited this was more interested in the women than the process.
Bakkar Mohideen (4 months ago)
What is the name of products
Melina Gomayz search (1 month ago)
It is called zaffron in arabic
Cancer Singh (2 months ago)
Bakkar Mohideen ,,,,,it is called saffron in english & keshar in hindi
Aniket Hegade (5 months ago)
Thts vry gd buisness whr ur plant pls tell me
Priyanka Das (5 months ago)
ye aunty log kya bol rahe hai kuch Samaj me nhi a raha he
Ashraf Paramanik (6 months ago)
Khube
Gil R (6 months ago)
Why they use masks? Thanks
obarelida (6 months ago)
no wonder this spice is so expensive
Ummie Ain (9 months ago)
What they do for beautiful petal?
ishfaq jaam (10 months ago)
پاکستان میں کہاں سے ملتان هے اس كا بيج
ishfaq jaam contact no 03046054190 for zaffran seed
Cute Girl (10 months ago)
subhan Allah
Razi Ahmed (6 days ago)
Cute Girl alhamdulillah
Tommy Mak (10 months ago)
that lady was picking some flowers with a gold bracelet on I'm shook
Fahir Shah (4 months ago)
That is pretty normal in Middle East ,Central Asia .
juvy smith (1 year ago)
How can I buy your real saffron? Do you export in the uk? What shop?
Raja sallar 1472 (9 months ago)
juvy smith if you want zafarn bulb contect me 03335229260
Gavin Yap Han Yong (1 year ago)
Any usage for the petals?
nafees aymen (3 months ago)
Face cream n pack or it gives beauty benefits
Rajnikant Patel (11 months ago)
From where we get bulb of staffron. From
Rajnikant Patel (11 months ago)
From where we her bulb of saffron
Dul Kiffil (1 year ago)
What is the company name??
JITU MRA (1 year ago)
ky india m safron ugYa ja skta h
HASAN M (11 months ago)
Saffron is grown in India only in Kashmir.
Bahreddin Chaqer (1 year ago)
world best safron from Afghanistan irani is fuck safron
NobleFrosty (5 months ago)
This video is Iranian 🇮🇷
no name or last name (10 months ago)
Bahreddin Chaqer are you really stupid or are you pretending to be stupid ? everyone knows the best saffron comes from iran
Mohammad Karbaschi (1 year ago)
No you moron, they send their third grade to Afghanistan since you cant afford the good ones.
kaseemdeen shazkasim (1 year ago)
Bismillah, SAFFRON, from the trees in the farm, educational, excellent videos, please continue IRAN, GREAT HERBAL PRODUCTS OF IRAN, Thankyou, sukhran, jazaakAllah, khudahafiz, enjoy love live life with NATURE, saffron of IRAN, honey spicy tea, Canada,
kaseemdeen shazkasim (1 year ago)
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Homefront (1 year ago)
kaseemdeen shazkasim TRUMP!!!!!
Kira (1 year ago)
OMG this is amazing. There is just like...entire stores that just sell saffron in Iran?? Damn....I like.
Michael Dodd (1 year ago)
That is a mind-boggling amount of work.
Srinivasa Char A V (1 year ago)
VERY NICE THANKS A LOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Christina Attwell (1 year ago)
Delicate ladies harvesting the most expensive herb, saffron, back breaking work. Thank you
monterey98 (6 months ago)
Not India
heymisterderp (7 months ago)
Agreed. Very thankful.
babu gogineni (1 year ago)
Christina Attwell
Ashraf Shah (1 year ago)
give me a zaffiron seeds 03337805523
malik ameen (4 months ago)
Ashraf Shah send me saffron bulbs
Contact no 00923046054190 for zaffran bulb
sujikutti R (1 year ago)
Nice
Ajeng Preciosa (1 year ago)
For what that flower?
Mohd Baqir (1 month ago)
that is saffron /kasar
Lolita Mike (1 year ago)
Crocus sativus
Assad Khan (1 year ago)
. nice

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