Mashregh Zamin Zarin Saffron

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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Mashregh Zamin Zarin Saffron Co. (MZZS) established in 2016 to organize exporting issues of Persian saffron for int’l market. Standardization, providing highest quality, maintaining human rights of labors, fair pricing and acquiring appropriate position of Persian Saffron in world market are main goals of this company.

Stakeholders of this company are direct producers of saffron in the region and produce 96 percent of total yield of country which is around 150 tons per year. MZZS is capable of providing this produce in FOB or CIF mode based on customer’s demand.

The Mashregh Zamin Zarin Saffron Inc (MZZS) with the most qualified and experienced members has controlled and supervised the processes of planting, growing and harvesting saffron.

The company was established in 2016 with the aim of the direct delivery of saffron produced by Iranian producers to the global market. The main stock holders of this company are saffron producers and the those involved in the processing phases to make the customers sure of the quality and originality of this product.

 

lab

the company has established a modern laboratory equipped with modern machines and facilities. It has two sections: Micro-biotic and physic-chemistry. All the significant factors of saffron (including added color tests, moisture percentage, quality of color, austereness, and aromatic quality, and etc.), and microbiotic tests are done here under the rules of Iran’s national standards.

 

 

 

packing

MZZS Co. has obtained modern packing facilities and has different types of packing for different products and markets. Type of packing goes back to market studies and related demands. Packing might be customized based on demand of large scale buyers. It can be exported in bulk mode based on requests.

 

the standards and cerificates

 

 

 

Answer to the some questions about our company:

 

1-    Is the saffron produced by this company? 

   Yes, most of our partners and our stockholders are producer of saffron.

2-    If so, what is their production capacity?

   Our production of organic saffron is about 1.5 tons and conventional saffron production is between 20 to 40 tons per year. Moreover, in case of having customer we are able to      buy all the saffron produce in the region.

3-    What is the amount of Saffron this company is willing to export to Europe?

  We are willing to export up to 20 tons of saffron to European countries.

4-    Does this company already have any experience in exporting saffron abroad? If yes, to which countries?

  We are a new stablished company starting about 9 months ago and we are in the process of exporting saffron abroad. Our first party of export is going to be China. 

5-    Which country in Europe is their (preferred) target country for export?

  There is no particular preferred target country. It means we want to export saffron to all countries in Europe.

6-    What quality does their saffron have? Which grade of Saffron?

   Our saffron have three types:

     Negin, Pushali, Sargol

    Our production quality is in following range: (this is a sample)

                                                                                                           Negin:

ACCEPTABLE RANGE

ACCORDING TO ISO-3632-1:2011

Test

Result

Specification

No.

Test Method

FILAMENTS and CUT FILAMENTS

Category

3

Category

2

Category

1

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 8

5

3

0.5

0.04

Floral and plant waste (Mass fraction) % Max

1

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 9

1

0.5

0.1

0

Foreign Matter, from non-animals (Mass fraction) % Max

2

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 7

12

12

12

5.8

Moisture and Volatile Matter Content (Mass fraction) % Max

3

ISO-928 and 3632-2: 2010, Clause 12

8

8

8

4.2

Total Ash (Mass) on Dry Matter % Max

4

ISO-930 and 3632-2: 2010, Clause 13

1

1

1

0.05

Acid-insoluble Ash (Mass) on Dry Matter % Max

5

ISO-941 and 3632-2: 2010, Clause 11

65

65

65

58

Soluble extract in Cold water (Mass Fraction) on Dry matter % Max

6

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 14

40

55

70

90

Flavor Strength (Picrocrocin) A 1% 257nm on dry matter, Min

7

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 14

20-50

20-50

20-50

34

Aroma Strength (Safranal) A 1% 330nm on dry matter, Min-Max

8

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 14

120

170

200

252

Coloring Strength (Crocin) A 1% 440nm on dry matter, Min

9

ISO-3632-2: 2010,

Clause16 and/or 17

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Artificial Colorants

10

           

                                                                                                                         Pushali:

ACCEPTABLE RANGE

ACCORDING TO ISO-3632-1:2011

Test

Result

Specification

No.

Test Method

FILAMENTS and CUT FILAMENTS

Category

3

Category

2

Category

1

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 8

5

3

0.5

0.01

Floral and plant waste (Mass fraction) % Max

1

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 9

1

0.5

0.1

0

Foreign Matter, from non-animals (Mass fraction) % Max

2

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 7

12

12

12

7.1

Moisture and Volatile Matter Content (Mass fraction) % Max

3

ISO-928 and 3632-2: 2010, Clause 12

8

8

8

4.5

Total Ash (Mass) on Dry Matter % Max

4

ISO-930 and 3632-2: 2010, Clause 13

1

1

1

0.06

Acid-insoluble Ash (Mass) on Dry Matter % Max

5

ISO-941 and 3632-2: 2010, Clause 11

65

65

65

59

Soluble extract in Cold water (Mass Fraction) on Dry matter % Max

6

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 14

40

55

70

95

Flavor Strength (Picrocrocin) A 1% 257nm on dry matter, Min

7

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 14

20-50

20-50

20-50

27

Aroma Strength (Safranal) A 1% 330nm on dry matter, Min-Max

8

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 14

120

170

200

239

Coloring Strength (Crocin) A 1% 440nm on dry matter, Min

9

ISO-3632-2: 2010,

 Clause16 and/or 17

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Artificial Colorants

10

           

                                                                                                                        Sargol :

ACCEPTABLE RANGE

ACCORDING TO ISO-3632-1:2011

Test

Result

Specification

No.

Test Method

FILAMENTS and CUT FILAMENTS

Category

3

Category

2

Category

1

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 8

5

3

0.5

0.02

Floral and plant waste (Mass fraction) % Max

1

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 9

1

0.5

0.1

0

Foreign Matter, from non-animals (Mass fraction) % Max

2

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 7

12

12

12

5.8

Moisture and Volatile Matter Content (Mass fraction) % Max

3

ISO-928 and 3632-2: 2010, Clause 12

8

8

8

4.3

Total Ash (Mass) on Dry Matter % Max

4

ISO-930 and 3632-2: 2010, Clause 13

1

1

1

0.03

Acid-insoluble Ash (Mass) on Dry Matter % Max

5

ISO-941 and 3632-2: 2010, Clause 11

65

65

65

58

Soluble extract in Cold water (Mass Fraction) on Dry matter % Max

6

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 14

40

55

70

92

Flavor Strength (Picrocrocin) A 1% 257nm on dry matter, Min

7

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 14

20-50

20-50

20-50

34

Aroma Strength (Safranal) A 1% 330nm on dry matter, Min-Max

8

ISO-3632-2: 2010, Clause 14

120

170

200

248

Coloring Strength (Crocin) A 1% 440nm on dry matter, Min

9

ISO-3632-2: 2010,

 Clause16 and/or 17

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Artificial Colorants

10

7-    Do they want to export different types and grades of Saffron?

   Yes, we are able to export all different types and grades of saffron.

8-    What type of Partner Company do you prefer to have? (What are the qualifications the partner should have?)

       Although, we consider all the suggestions, we prefer to have partnership with large companies which are doing business with different types of agricultural products.         

9-    What is the price of their produced Saffron in Iran and what is the profit margin they are willing to have in Europe?

  Based on the answer to the previous question, we prefer the partnership with other companies. Obviously, in this condition, we try to maximize profit margin with our partners. In addition, having a lot of different types and grades which you can observe in previous tables, there are many different prices.