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Exporters of saffron
Since 1874

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From the fields to you

Guarantee of quality

Our history

Hijos de Eustaquio Abad y Cía. S.L. – HEA&CO in short – is a family Company and by tradition dealing with Saffron. Our original firm established in 1874 has been exporting ever since Spanish Saffron worldwide.
Our main work is to directly deal with the farmers when gathering Saffron from the fields thus we can ensure the best quality and price are supplied to the consumers. A special packing will keep Saffron properties and characteristics wholly fresh.


Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world (the red gold). About 235 thousand flowers are need to gather one kg of saffron.

Saffron (crocus sativos) contents bio-active compound with potencial benefits for health like: stimulate digestion, powerful antioxidant, neuroprotective, vision health, urinary problems, menstrual disorders regulation, antidepressant, anticancer, aphrodisiac, calm teething pains in childhood, mitigate the effects of insomnia...

Some of the most important components: crocin (red colour), picrocin (bitterness), safranal (aroma), carotenoids, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, delfinidia, Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Ribofablin (Vitamin B2), magnesium, copper, gentiobiose (disaccharide), lauric acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid...

Saffron Varieties

Saffron Thread

Saffron stigmas of the Crocus sativus flowers.

Saffron Coupé

French word for "cut", then Saffron stigmas red portion cut from yellow one.

Saffron Ground

Whole saffron stigmas grossly ground.

Saffron Powder

Whole Saffron stigmas finely ground.

Main brands

SUN BRAND is our leading trade mark, more than one hundred fifty years old, with a well-earned renown in the whole world for its topmost standing and full guaranteed quality.

HEACO is our new trade mark currently competitive in both quality and price according to market needs.


For those who seek not only health but also environmental care, we offer premium quality BIO saffron under our best brand, SunBrand. Cultivated with no presence of chemical synthesis substances and obtained through sustainable procedures with the environment, a 100% not altered and natural product.


Would you like to get further information about our products? Do not hesitate and contact us, we will be glad to get back to you as soon as possible.


The HEA&CO has among the equipment an own laboratory with the last technology available to conduct their own analysis and measurements.
More than 150 years of experience in the saffron industry allows us to do an especial selection of saffron every new crop, analysing all and each one of the different batches, either in our own laboratory or by external approved companies, in order to keep the food safety as the strongest and first requisite.


Food fairs and events we were exhibiting our products.