High storage temperature, moisture and sun light are the most critical factors affecting saffron’s quality. Saffron’s essence can be evaporated, thus, inappropriate storage can cause saffron to lose its essence, flavour and other properties. Ideal storage temperature for saffron does not exceed 20 °C. It is also recommended not to ground saffron until right before the time of consumption or keep it in a closed container as the essence in the powder form can evaporate faster.