Almost all saffron grows in a belt from Spain in the west to Kashmir in the east. In 2014, 250 t (250,000 kg) were produced worldwide.

Iran is considered to be the largest producer of high-quality saffron in the world. The country is responsible for 95% of saffron produced in the world.

Iran officially the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: ايران‎), historically known as Persia, is a country in Western Asia. It is part of the Middle East region.

Saffron is the world's most expensive spice because each saffron flower is hand-picked to collect just three stigmas per flower.

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