What is Saffron?

Saffron consists of the fine pistils of Crocus sativus, a crocus plant. Since time immemorial, it has always been linked to bright colours and luxury, earning it the pseudonym “red gold”. Because of its sophisticated and highly versatile flavour, it is considered a central and indispensable ingredient in a wide variety of fine cuisines.


Since antiquity, saffron has been studied and put to use in a variety of applications. Whether as an ingredient of precious perfumes, as a dye for select fabrics or a colorant for special dishes, saffron was a royal symbol of wealth and power, and to the present day it is especially valued as a sophisticated spice indispensable for fine cuisines all over the world.

Our Global Approach

Miasa saffron prioritizes and stands for the highest quality saffron in the world. We source our saffron primarily from the Khorasan region in northern Iran, as well as select producers in Italy, France, and other countries. We discriminate on only one critical point; quality. The saffron we offer meets the highest standards in the business. Miasa Saffron accords to the highest quality standard of category 1 (DIN ISO 3632-2)


As a primary importer with long years of experience in the spice trade, Miasa supplies premium saffron to Europe and the rest of the world. Our saffron is produced observing high quality standards for cultivation and harvesting, and procedures during harvesting and drying as well as transport and storage standards are rigorously monitored.

Through our independent quality management in the country of origin and our regular visits to the saffron fields and the processing and packaging locations, we ensure that only saffron threads of the highest quality are used for our products. In addition to this, laboratory controls and high standards for the packaging and shipping of our raw materials complete our quality assurance programme.

Our Goal

Our fundamental aim is to indulge, inspire and enthuse our clients with premium-quality saffron, the most precious spice in the world. It is these objectives and the standards adopted to reach them that make Miasa products so very special – singularly superb saffron!