Two basic Varieties of KASHMIR SAFFRON !! There are two types of Saffron basically grows in Kashmir ” MONGRA & LACHHA ” so let’s talk about the characteristics of each type. 1. MONGRA • This variety has only thick long Stigmas (Red Filaments) & No other part of Saffron flower and it’s obtained by separating stigmas from the yellow style. • Kashmiri Mongra Saffron is essentially without the waste of White end strand. This is picked or cut by highly trained Labours to give the final cut of kashmir Mongra Saffron, it has high aromatic nature & Flavouring qualities, It holds a Great place in Kitchen in both forms E.g Saffron Powder & Petal form. 2. LACHHA • In the variety 3 Stigmas are attached to the style very much in the same way as in iran the accept the effective yield of Stigmas in this variety is about 75% , It also contains floral Waste.