Pushal Saffron is called Mancha Saffron in Spain. 101 kg of saffron flowers produces 1kg of Sargol Saffron.
Pushal saffron contains the stigma with an approximate 3-5 mm style. This kind of saffron has lower color strength respect to Sargol saffron. Some consumers prefer to purchase Iranian Pushal to be assured of saffron validity and authenticity. Its coloring power is about 220 USP.
It is produced at the early stages of harvesting season. This saffron grade is not cut like sargol and therefore contains more yellow parts from the style of the plant and higher floral waste. It contains 5% flower waste.
Pushal Saffron is in fact a grade of Iran Saffron, which has contained a certain amount of style and stigma. During the processing, amount of style along with stigma of Saffron threads have been cut and prepared to be dried. This grade of Saffron has yellow threads.
This quality has according to ISO standard 3632-2
– colouring, Crocin, of about 225
– flavour, Safranal, of about 50
– bitterness, Picrocrocin, of about 85.
Pushal Saffron Moisture
Saffron is very sensitive to moisture. Because its stigmas are dried and only needs it for fragrance so its moisture should be fewer than 7%.
Pushal Saffron Color
Saffron Pushal color is golden color. It’s red & yellow but its red color