EghtesadOnline: Some $2 billion worth of sohan–a traditional Persian saffron brittle toffee made in Iran–are exported from Qom Province in southwest Tehran every year.
The announcement was made by Amir Tayyebinejad, managing director of Qom Industrial Parks Company, adding that the sweet product has established a foothold in international markets, IRNA reported.
According to the official, the Iranian province exported 19 tons of sohan to the United States during the last fiscal (March 2017-18).
Qom produces about 20,000 tons of sohan annually. The sohan industry in Qom has created 4,000 direct and 10,000 indirect jobs in the province, Financial Tribune reported.
The delicacy’s ingredients consist of wheat sprout, flour, egg yolk, rosewater, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, saffron, cardamom and slivers of almond and pistachio.