Taste The Real Flavor of Saffron

Sustainably & Ethically Sourced Spices

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Heray Spice Farmers Cooperative

At Heray Spice, every spice tells a story, and every purchase supports a journey of positive impact. We exist to provide opportunities for culinary enthusiasts to enjoy authentic, high-quality spices. With every spice, you're not just embracing vibrant flavors; you're supporting Afghan farmers and local communities with fair wages and opportunity.
Heray Spice Farmers Cooperative
4 Grams Heray Saffron, Freshly Harvested Saffron Threads

A Saffron Company And A Cooperative of Farmers

As a Chicago based SAFFRON company, Heray Spice stands out for its commitment to quality, freshness, and transparency. Our saffron is meticulously hand-picked and sun-dried using traditional methods. We prioritize transparency in our sourcing practices, allowing customers to trace each thread of saffron back to its origin in Herat Afghanistan.

As a farmers cooperative based in Herat Afghanistan, Heray Spice is dedicated to uplifting the Afghan farming community. We work directly with local farmers in Herat. We ensure fair compensation for our farmers and support sustainable agricultural practices that benefit both the community and the environment.

Afghanistan Authentic Saffron

Heray Saffron captures the essence of
Afghanistan's vibrant culture, blending tradition with innovation. Our saffron
tells a story of perseverance, hope, and a commitment to empower local Afghan farmers.
Saffron holds a special place in Afghan culture, a treasure that's cultivated
by local farmers who have dedicated their lives to these crimson threads. From
aromatic rice dishes like biryani and paella to indulgent desserts like saffron
ice cream and baklava, our saffron enhances any recipe with its distinctive,
enchanting flavor.

Ethically Sourced, Sustainably Farmed Spices

Equitably Sourced
At Heray Spice, we take pride in being a farmers' cooperative that not only sources the highest quality saffron, but also provides training to farmers on sustainable farming practices, food safety, and standard processing techniques.

Equitably Sourced

As a socially responsible business, we pledge to give back a portion of our net income to educational charities in Afghanistan
Quality & Safety
By importing artisanal Afghanistan saffron, Heray Spice is employing 30 local family farmers in Herat. We source our beautiful spices directly from them, and empowering their community with fair-trade principles.

Quality & Safety

To make sure we have the best saffron, we bring farmers together to train them on food safety, standard packaging, and safe processing of saffron.
Support Our Small Business
Heray Spice is led by a dedicated group of Afghan immigrants who served as local interpreters for the US Army and US Marines between 2010 and 2014.

Support Our Small Business

Drawing from our experience, we established the company to support farmers in Afghanistan and provide customers with the highest quality saffron.

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Welcome to A World of Awesome Flavors

I am proud to introduce you to Heray Spice, where we strive to bring you the finest and freshest SAFFRON and SPICES directly from the beautiful fields of Herat, Afghanistan. Our mission is to empower local farmers, promote sustainable agriculture, and make a positive impact on the community.

Mohammad Salehi: Founder of Heray Spice

Gourmet Spices, Social Transformation

If you can't afford our spices, please contact us. let us know what you can pay & we'll make it happen.
We are empowering Afghanistan farmers by promoting fair trade practices and sustainable agriculture. Read all about here.
CTI is a non-for-profit, dedicated to make a positive impact on Afghanistan women and empowerment of young girls through education and writing of code.

We are honored to be the trusted saffron supplier for these renowned businesses.

Hear it from them.
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Cream of the crop
Connections made across the kitchen table

Press & Media

We are honored to work with these specialty food distributors and fine-dining establishments.

Jose SosaExecutive Chef at Gibsons Italia

"I always cook with the best ingredients, @herayspice saffron is the best saffron in the market."

Rich GreshExecutive Chef at AceBounce Chicago

"Thank you to Mohammad Salehi your saffron is off the charts, the best ever."

Regalis FoodsNew York

"This exceptionally bright and aromatic saffron comes from Herat, Afghanistan, home of Heray Spice’s founder, Mohammad Salehi."

Blog & Recipes

From Farm to Fork: Fresh and Seasonal Recipe Inspirations
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