United States owned and operated company

Superior Taste Award Brussels 2024

Verified Non GMO Project

Protected Denomination of Origin

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD’S MOST EXOTIC SPICE

Unveiling the “liquid gold” of spices: saffron. Renowned for its fire-red hue and intoxicating aroma, this treasure requires 150,000 delicate crocus flowers for a single kilo. For over two decades, Afghan Saffron has diligently cultivated this sacred spice in the Afghan desert. We champion organic and single-source saffron, ensuring the purest expression of this ancient herb. As the world’s only USDA-certified organic producer, we elevate your culinary artistry with unmatched quality and the essence of flavor.

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ABOUT US

For more than 500 years Afghan Saffron has led the world in quality and flavor. Pioneering organic saffron since 2000, Afghan Saffron is the leading single-source producer in the region. Our meticulous farming methods, rooted in generations of expertise, cultivate unparalleled quality. Our growing region includes Herat’s fertile valley, under the watchful gaze of the Paropamisus Mountains. Committed to our land, we employ strict, supervised and chemical-free production, guaranteeing 100% organic saffron and safeguarding the local ecosystem for generations to come.

GHAFFAR HAMIDZAY
CEO and Founder
Afghan Saffron USA

Afghan Saffron, recognized by chefs worldwide, has reigned supreme at the International Taste Institute Awards (2013-2023). Our 3 Golden Stars signify exceptional quality, making us the trusted choice for professional kitchens. From private jets to luxury hotels, our bold flavor and unmatched potency elevate every dish. Experience the golden standard, savored globally in over 30 countries.

The famed American logo designer Rob Janoff has personally worked on our logo and launch branding. It serves as a guarantee of your delight with the quality and authenticity of Afghan Saffron USA. Each component of our brand story is engineered to reflect our commitment to quality.

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CULINARY DELIGHT, CONSERVATION FIGHT.

At Afghan Saffron, we’re not just cultivating the world’s finest saffron; we’re cultivating a future for Afghanistan’s most elusive treasure – the majestic snow leopard. Every purchase of our ethically sourced, organic saffron goes beyond your kitchen, contributing to vital conservation efforts. We believe in enriching the lives of our farmers, respecting the land, and ensuring the well-being of the creatures that call it home. Together, with each vibrant thread, we weave a tapestry of sustainability, supporting the breathtaking beauty of Afghanistan, one strand at a time.

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Contact

Contact our dedicated response team 

12100 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800,
Los Angeles CA 90025
+1 (800) 897-0091 

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Non-GMO Verified
Superior Taste Award (2013-2024)
American Owned & Operated
Protected Denomination of Origin

EMPOWERING FARMERS TO DELIVER QUALITY

Our legacy is steeped in purpose. Over 20 years ago, Afghan Saffron’s founder, Ghaffar, spearheaded a transformative shift, empowering Afghan farmers to cultivate saffron instead of opium poppies. This bold move revolutionized the Afghan saffron industry. Through innovative technologies and collaboration with experts, we crafted a premium, single-source saffron, setting a new standard for quality. Committed to transparency, we maintain strict quality control, fostering trust with clients, staff, and partners throughout the supply chain.

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THE WORLD’S FINEST,
SINGLE-SOURCE SAFFRON
 

ABOUT US

For more than 500 years Afghan Saffron has led the world in quality and flavor. Pioneering organic saffron since 2000, Afghan Saffron is the leading single-source producer in the region. Our meticulous farming methods, rooted in generations of expertise, cultivate unparalleled quality. Our growing region includes Herat’s fertile valley, under the watchful gaze of the Paropamisus Mountains. Committed to our land, we employ strict, supervised and chemical-free production, guaranteeing 100% organic saffron and safeguarding the local ecosystem for generations to come.

GHAFFAR HAMIDZAY
CEO and Founder
Afghan Saffron USA

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD’S MOST EXOTIC SPICE

Unveiling the “liquid gold” of spices: saffron. Renowned for its fire-red hue and intoxicating aroma, this treasure requires 150,000 delicate crocus flowers for a single kilo. For over two decades, Afghan Saffron has diligently cultivated this sacred spice in the Afghan desert. We champion organic and single-source saffron, ensuring the purest expression of this ancient herb. As the world’s only USDA-certified organic producer, we elevate your culinary artistry with unmatched quality and the essence of flavor.

INQUIRE NOW ⟶

Afghan Saffron, recognized by chefs worldwide, has reigned supreme at the International Taste Institute Awards (2013-2023). Our 3 Golden Stars signify exceptional quality, making us the trusted choice for professional kitchens. From private jets to luxury hotels, our bold flavor and unmatched potency elevate every dish. Experience the golden standard, savored globally in over 30 countries.

EMPOWERING FARMERS TO DELIVER QUALITY

Our legacy is steeped in purpose. Over 20 years ago, Afghan Saffron’s founder, Ghaffar, spearheaded a transformative shift, empowering Afghan farmers to cultivate saffron instead of opium poppies. This bold move revolutionized the Afghan saffron industry. Through innovative technologies and collaboration with experts, we crafted a premium, single-source saffron, setting a new standard for quality. Committed to transparency, we maintain strict quality control, fostering trust with clients, staff, and partners throughout the supply chain.

CALL NOW ⟶

The famed American logo designer Rob Janoff has personally worked on our logo and launch branding. It serves as a guarantee of your delight with the quality and authenticity of Afghan Saffron USA. Each component of our brand story is engineered to reflect our commitment to quality.

THE WORLD’S FINEST,
SINGLE-SOURCE SAFFRON

LEARN MORE ⟶

CULINARY DELIGHT, CONSERVATION FIGHT.

At Afghan Saffron, we’re not just cultivating the world’s finest saffron; we’re cultivating a future for Afghanistan’s most elusive treasure – the majestic snow leopard. Every purchase of our ethically sourced, organic saffron goes beyond your kitchen, contributing to vital conservation efforts. We believe in enriching the lives of our farmers, respecting the land, and ensuring the well-being of the creatures that call it home. Together, with each vibrant thread, we weave a tapestry of sustainability, supporting the breathtaking beauty of Afghanistan, one strand at a time.

FIND OUT MORE ⟶

Awards & Certifications

FULLY CERTIFIED AND FOOD SAFETY COMPLIANT

FSCC 2200 is a food safety certification standard that helps companies like Afghan Saffron USA ensure our products meet high safety and quality standards. It is recognized globally and combines ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, and other relevant standards. This certification is designed for food manufacturers like us and is widely accepted by retailers and foodservice providers. It focuses on managing food safety hazards, improving processes, and ensuring compliance with regulations.

FULLY CERTIFIED AND FOOD SAFETY COMPLIANT

FSCC 2200 is a food safety certification standard that helps companies like Afghan Saffron USA ensure our products meet high safety and quality standards. It is recognized globally and combines ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, and other relevant standards. This certification is designed for food manufacturers like us and is widely accepted by retailers and foodservice providers. It focuses on managing food safety hazards, improving processes, and ensuring compliance with regulations.

CHEF AND FOOD WRITER, KEVIN ASHTON

I first tried saffron from Ghaffar Hamidzay ( Afghan Saffron Company) back in 2021 and was amazed how good the flavour was, the quality, the colour and aroma. And this is why Ghaffar has won so many awards such as the Superior Taste Awards, which is an internationally recognised institute for recognising the best ingredients in the culinary world. I am happy to recommend the quality of their saffron as the best I have ever tasted.  K.A.

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CHEF AND FOOD WRITER, KEVIN ASHTON

I first tried saffron from Ghaffar Hamidzay ( Afghan Saffron Company) back in 2021 and was amazed how good the flavour was, the quality, the colour and aroma. And this is why Ghaffar has won so many awards such as the Superior Taste Awards, which is an internationally recognised institute for recognising the best ingredients in the culinary world. I am happy to recommend the quality of their saffron as the best I have ever tasted.  K.A.

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