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Finest Kashmiri Saffron

How can I Test Saffron For Purity?

A few simple tests could be useful to Ascertain Genuine Quality:

  • Pure Saffron filament should impart yellow color to alcohol, ether, Chloroform, methanol and water, but not to benzone and xylem.

 

  • Pure Saffron filaments should not leave any oily stain when its filaments are pressed between unglazed papers indicating the absence of added mineral/Vegetable oil.

 

  • ┬áPresence of ash beyond 8% indicates added inorganic substance, which may be artificially colored.