Due to the high price of saffron, profiteers have long cheated on the quality of saffron, the most important of which is the use of colored flowers, which are very similar to saffron and have a yellow color.
Another type of saffron cheat is the addition of oil and additives such as honey and candy to increase the weight of saffron.
Other cases of fraud include the addition of salt and sugar to increase the mass of saffron.
Also, because of the resemblance of Riyadh to saffron, the use of Zart cockle was dyed and sold instead of saffron.
Distinguishing genuine saffron from counterfeit saffron:
7 Practical methods are proposed to distinguish genuine saffron from counterfeit saffron. To get acquainted and use these 7 methods, refer to our Instagram via the following link.