Saffron is called red gold. You know better that the price of saffron is not low. So it is expected that like any other lucrative industry, Forgers will enter the market. In this blog, we will tell you about the methods of distinguish original saffron from fake saffron.
Original saffron gives color at low speed
You may not believe it, but there are methods that scammers use to increase the color of saffron, and you probably do not know that saffron does not return color quickly. Remember that the original saffron has a low coloring speed.
It is better to tell you how to test the authenticity of saffron with cold water. To do this, you need to take a few strands of saffron and put it in cold water. Both original and pure saffron and fake saffron are dyed. But fake saffron dyes water quickly. But the original saffron gives color slowly. For example, for a cup of water, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes for saffron to change the color of the water.
There is another point about the color of saffron. Original saffron does not have a bright and shiny color.
Identify of the original saffron by smell
The smell of saffron is between honey and alfalfa. Use the combination of the smell of honey and alfalfa as a symbol to identify the original saffron.
Get to know the taste of original saffron
fake saffron usually tastes sweet. So if you put a little saffron on your tongue and feel that it is sweet, you should know that it is a fake product. Original saffron has no taste and is not sweet. If you taste it, it may feel a little bitter.
Identify of original saffron through paper and gasoline
Put a few strands of saffron between the paper or newspaper and press it together. If saffron is fake , oil will be released from it on paper. But natural saffron does not contain oil.
You should know that saffron does not dissolve in gasoline. So put a few strands of saffron in gasoline, and if you see that the gasoline is colored, it means that your saffron is fake.