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Safflower Petals

  • Commodity : Safflower Petals
  • Code : IEM-1200
  • Class : Medicinal Herbs
  • Type : Dried
  • Variety : Petals
  • Grade : Grade A
  • Minimum Order : 2,000 kg
  • Origin : Iran
  • Packing : Bulk– Bag 25 Kg – Carton box 10 kg - Packing @ Customer's Request
  • Supply Ability : 5,000 Kg per Month
  • Sample : Available to forward
  • Term Of Delivery : EXW-FSA-FAS-FOB-CFR-CIF-CPT-CIP
  • Payment Term : TT- 30 % against PI, 70 % against Draft BL
  • Documents : HC,CO, BL, Packing List, Invoice & etc.
  • Delivery Time : 15 - 20 Days
  • Inspection : Possible



Iranian export safflower



Safflower is a plant native to Iran. Its flowers contain a red substance called cartamine, which is usually used to dye rice instead of saffron and in dyeing. The flowers of this plant are also used to color food, especially cookies. Safflower is used as a very strong analgesic, regulating menstruation, removing phlegm, soothing, treating pain caused by osteoarthritis and treating rheumatism. Safflower oil is used to strengthen the immune system, treat jaundice, relieve menstrual cramps, treat pneumonia and vomiting.


Iranian safflower harvest season


Cultivation of this plant in cold regions as spring in early May and in tropical regions as autumn in October or November. The best time to harvest safflower flowers is three days after the beginning of flowering and its repetition until the end of the flowering period, and usually early summer is the season for safflower harvest.



Size and types of Iranian safflower


Safflower is an annual plant with a height of about 60 cm to one meter, there are two common types of safflower in Iran: Shiraz safflower and Isfahan safflower. The color of Shirazi safflower is redder than Isfahan safflower.


Safflower planting and production place in Iran:

In Iran, this plant is cultivated in most parts of the country in the form of two types. The first type is practiced in Khorasan, Tabriz and Tafresh and is known as false saffron (due to its use in counterfeit saffron), kafisheh and turmeric. The second type is also practiced in some western regions, in Gilan province and also in Bushehr and Kazerun and is known as Kajireh, Kajreh, Bahrameh and Bahrman. The highest amount of safflower in Iran is cultivated in Isfahan and Shiraz provinces.

Types of Iranian safflower export packaging:

One of the best types of packaging in the world today is packaging bags, which due to its high strength, attractive appearance, lower price compared to competitors and ease of use, is the most used for plant production and export. One of the main products of this plant is its oil, which is better to be placed in metal containers or polycrystalline containers for export packaging.



How to send Iranian safflower for export


Due to the short distance and lower transportation costs, land is used to export this product to neighboring countries, but in the case of exporting this product to European countries, air transportation is still a good choice for their export.


Export and import statistics of safflower in the world


This plant is native to Iran and India and is cultivated in Southeast Asia, the eastern Mediterranean, and California. The largest producers of safflower in the world are India, the United States and Mexico. Russia is the world's largest producer of safflower seeds, producing 286,000 tons, according to the FAO. After Russia, Kazakhstan and Mexico are in the second and third ranks, respectively, with production of 167 thousand tons and 122 thousand, respectively.


Safflower export statistics from Iran


Safflower is one of the most important medicinal plants for export in Iran in recent years, with the largest volume of exports to China and European countries. Iran is ranked 13th in the world with the production of 6246 tons of safflower seeds. Safflower oil also accounted for 1.2% of the total value of imports in the first half of this year.