Saffricon is the first official farming producer in South Africa and offers various opportunities to farmers to get involved with saffron cultivation and is positioned to support prospective farmers in the process. Saffron is a unique crop and by far the world’s most expensive spice.
Known as red gold, saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus Sativus, commonly known as saffron. The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for various uses. Saffron is used as a seasoning and colouring agent in various food dishes, in fragrances, perfumes, dye and in medicine for various ailments and health benefits.