Heray Afghanistan Saffron

Eater: Can Good Saffron Change Lives? Mohammad Salehi Thinks So

Nov 14, 2022Mohammad Salehi

The CEO of Heray Spice is not only making saffron accessible to Americans, he’s also providing farmer families in Afghanistan with financially stable avenues and rewards

It is a warm spring afternoon in Herat Province in western Afghanistan. The winter was unseasonably short, and Mohammad Salehi is concerned that might have affected the sun-loving crops.

Salehi closely inspects each deep-orange strand in the palm of his hand. He holds up a few, inhaling the earthy fragrance, and then, gently, sets each back on the table once he is satisfied with its weight, length, scent, and flavor.

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