Agriculture plays the main role in Iran’s trade market and also Iranian lifestyle. Most of Iran is covered with gardens, fields and farms. Due to the mix weather condition and soil productivity in different regions of Iran, some rare Spices, Fruits and Nuts in the world are frequently grown in Iran! Like Saffron, Roses, Berries, Pistachios, Herbals and other precious foodstuffs.
But, “What is the difference and advantage of Iranian Spices, Fruits and Nuts?”
The Smell! The Taste! The Nutritional Values!
Most Famous Foodstuff in Iran:
Saffron: Most expensive spice in the world! And it’s taken from a beautiful purple flower named Crocus Sativus. The farmers get the stigmas and styles (Threads) of this flower and dry it and it’s frequently used in cooking, colouring and also for medicine! No wonder that saffron is called Red Gold! The Persistence of the color and smell compared with other natural colours is adorable! Iran now accounts for ca. 90% of the world production of Zafaron!
People who intend to join Iranian Saffron Tour and go on a trip to Iran Saffron Farms, will take a part in harvesting Saffron flower, detach the stigma from the flowers and make some delicious Iranian foods with Saffron spice.
Rose: Who can ever believe that Loves’ flower in Iran is used in sweets and juices? Once you step in the Rose gardens in Iran, you feel like you are in heaven! Every year around April and May in Kashan, Esfahan Province and Meymand, Fars Province, locals hold a rose festival to harvest the roses and make rose water from them. There are several Iran Rose Festival Tours to visit Persian rose gardens, pick roses and participate in watering the roses.
Pistachio: world’s most beloved nut raises in Iran Gardens. The Pistachio gardens in desert areas of Iran donates sweet nut of Pistachio. This nut is often used in Persian cookies and pastries. Visiting Irans’ Pistachio gardens in Kerman and Yazd is one of the goals of travelling to Iran. Late summer is the best time to visit Kerman, stay with lovely locals and harvest pistachios.
Barberry: This tart fruit which is very similar to cranberry is grown in a large quantity in Iran. In addition to the Persian cuisine recipes, you can find Barberries name in doctors’ prescriptions since it’s full of medical values for different diseases.
Since Barberries and saffron are grown on the same land and their harvest time is the same, people book Iranian Saffron and Barberries farm tour together.
Pomegranate: It’s a paradise fruit that is called Anar at home! Each round, ball-shaped pomegranate contains a small bowl of seeds. Iran has different types of Pomegranate, in different sweet and tart flavour. Every year around October and early November, Iranian Pomegranate farmers hold a pomegranate festival and ceremony to harvest pomegranate, make pomegranate juice and soup and in Yalda night on the last day of autumn, 21st of Dec, pomegranate is invited to all Persian tables. Attending this Persian Autumn festival as Iranian Pomegranate Tour would be the best choice for fruit lovers.
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
Agro Tours in Iran;
It’s an Everlasting experience, to walk in the Farms, to give a hand in Harvesting and help the mother earth give birth to her children.
Nowadays, those who are travelling to Iran like to have extensions and unique travel experience. Whether to have a Persian Nomad trip, do Iranian culinary courses, explore the natural beauties or have Agritour to Iranian Farms and Cultivating Fields, You will find the truth of travelling in involving with Iran living culture.
In Iran farms you can live like Local Iranian people in small villages, waking up in local houses, take a role in field works and also visit the natural beauties around and get to know Iranian village families.