Safrante in the World

The gardenia fraud in the saffron industry

The great adulteration that is taking place in the saffron industry, especially in its derivatives, whether extracts or concentrates, by using a plant called Gardenia Jasminoide. Product imported from China. Illegal product for the food industry, since its use is prohibited in Europe, the United States, Canada, etc. But due to the coincidence that both gardenia and saffron have crocin and are analyzed at the same 440nm value by photo-spectrometry, it has been difficult to identify which saffron extracts or concentrates were adulterated and which were not.

This fact may be considered as a crime, and nowadays, with a simple geniposide analysis, for example, at the Microbiological Laboratory in Murcia, or at Cepra Lab in Bologna, such adulteration is immediately detected. Safrante Global Company enforces the counter-analysis of all saffron derivatives, extracts or concentrates.

If the geniposide is detected in the saffron extract or concentrate, we can deduce that it would be an adulterated product and not admitted for consumption by authorities responsible for protecting the public health, since the saffron raw material lacks this compound.

Furthermore, as it is a product that, according to various studies, is identified as harmful to health, so when developing, supplying, distributing, dispatching or marketing adulterated product, it would be committing a crime against “Public Health”, which can be condemned with penalties in prison, business closing down or heavy fines from the authorities. (Op. Sativus) (RTVE article) (USDA article)



Safrante Global Co. is a saffron specialist company. Our work over the years with this spice, creating derived products, and experimenting with the different organoleptic capacities of this plant has resulted in a patented process to obtain a 100% natural yellow color based on natural crocin of saffron, a carotenoid that provides an intense yellow color. It is free of artificial colorings, does not contain gluten and is resistant to cooking and freezing processes. The stability and durability of the color is much higher than that of its natural competitors (e.g. beta-carotene and curcumin). It is totally soluble in water and alcohol, even at low temperature, leaving no residues in the final product.


Safrante 2.5. Pale yellow

Suitable for yogurts, drink, sodas, margarine, with a very light yellow color.


Safrante 5. Egg yellow

Suitable for ice creams, soups, broths, yogurts, drink, sodas, etc.


Safrante 10. Warm yellow

Suitable for soups and broths with a strong color. It is also indicated for pastry and confectionery.

Safrante® Yellow is created through a patented mechanical process, thus avoiding costly extractions of the raw material that would require a large amount of kilos of saffron to obtain a similar yield, and with the particularity of annulling in the same way the typical residues of the extraction process.

Safrante® Yellow represents the next step in the evolution of the world of natural colors. A new patent which opens the way to a clean-label, unshaded yellow. A colorant that consists exclusively of natural ingredients being mixed through a natural mechanical process.




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Bay Leaves

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Vanilla Sugar

Product of Spain

Golden Sesame

Product of India

Star Anise

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Black Pepper

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White Pepper

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Saffron Extract

Product of Spain

Retail Packaging Options

Sweet Papryka






Saffron Sauce

Packaging B – 40g

Packaging A – 200g

Our last development in the world of saffron is a 100% natural sauce mainly based on extra virgin olive oil and saffron, together with an array of top quality spices; provide to this unique sauce a taste and aroma not comparable to any other sauce. It is specially intended to be used with meats, but it also matches perfectly with vegetable dishes, potatoes, fish, rice, pasta, etc.

Saffron Tea

Our Saffron Tea is a careful blend of teas from the south of India with the most exquisite and exclusive Superior Spanish Saffron.

Mixing saffron with tea actually preceded its use as a cooking ingredient, since the roman naturalist Pliny the Elder indicated 20 curative uses for saffron tea. The result is a strong aromatic tea due to the Safranal, one of the main components of saffron.

Saffron helps digestion, it is antioxidant, carminative and emmenagogue. The bitter components of saffron help in the treatment of heartburn or stomach acidity due to their tonic properties. Furthermore, Crocin, another of saffron main components has a cholesterol lowering effect. In gynecology the use of saffron is recommended in cases of painful or limited period as a uterine stimulant, but it must be used with caution. Saffron also stimulates perspiration and it is used in cases of fever.

Saffron Powder

Glass Jars with Capsules

Packaging size 4 x 0.125g

Plastic Boxes with Sachets

Packaging size 4 x 0.125

Plastic Boxes with Sachets in Blister

Packaging size 4 x 0.125

Glass Jars with Capsules in Blister

Packaging size 4 x 0.125

Plastic Boxes with Capsules

Packaging size 15 x 0.100g

Carton Boxes with Sachets

Packaging size 3 x 0.125