In recent years Iran has been a is a leading dates fruit producer in the world with an annual production of 900000 metric tons from 218000 ha of cultivated Land. Date palms grown mainly in South, South East, and South West of the country, and with less important in central of Iran.
Commercially important Varieties in Iran: There are about 400 varieties known in Iran, but only few of them are commercially important.
doblot supplys and exporting ten kind of Dates:
- Sayer Dates
- Date Syrup
- Date Paste
- Chopped Dates
- Mazafati Dates
- Piarom Dates
- Zahedi Dates
- Rabbi Dates
- Kabkab Dates
The Sayer Dates is the most exported Iranian date. These are important items of Khuzestan province in Iran. It is unique in the world due to its sugar percentage and nutritious value. The Sayer dates are semi dryness, which promotes perceivable of the date. High level of sugar, redundant juice, easily separations of core date. These dates are dark orange-brown, of medium size, soft and syrupy. The Harvest Time is October and Annual production is about 50,000 tons. These dates used as pitted or unpitted for direct consumption and/or for industrial purposes.
Date syrup is a natural sweetener made with just 2 ingredients: Dates and water. Although this alternative sweetener is not necessarily low in calories it is a natural sugar that has the added benefit of being less processed than white sugar. Beyond that, it is certainly a healthier option than granulated sugar which has little nutritional value.
Dates are rich in iron, magnesium, potassium, and other trace minerals. It stands to reason that date syrup delivers some of these valuable nutrients, making it a good nutritional choice.
Date Paste is a simple to make, an all-natural sweetener with only 2 ingredients. A healthy substitute for white sugar and other refined sugars!
Use date paste to naturally sweeten recipes like slow cooker pumpkin pie oatmeal. Lightly sweeten beverages like almond milk and coffee or add a dollop of date paste to plain yogurt and granola for a healthy breakfast or snack.
Dates contain vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron and vitamin B6, just to name a few. They are also high in antioxidants!
Chopped Dates are great for sprinkling on porridge or smoothie bowls. Add to baking to save the time and hassle of preparing dates yourself. These dates are an excellent healthy treat to enjoy, they are full of important minerals like Iron and Potassium and are also packed with vitamins.
Mazafati Fresh Dates
Mazafati Dates are a variety type of fresh (soft) dates that is also famous as "Bam Dates" that is growing in this area (Bam city) of Kerman province. Mazafati dates are Medium size, softy dark brown to black color with a fine texture. Moreover, its taste is very delicious. The moisture of this variety of dates is 20%. In addition, the annual production of this date is more than 100,000 tons. The harvest time is in middle of August.
The Piarom Dates are one of the best and richest dates in the world, which just grows in Iran. This semi-dried grows in Hormozgan region. The coloring of this kind is dark brown, round size, perfect for a healthy snack. These dates are semi-dry and the moisture of it around 15%. It has a unique taste. The skin of piarom date is thin. The piarom date has a kind of sugar, which is acceptable for diabetic people.
Zahedi Dates are a rarer type of date that are characteristically they are medium sized and distinctively oval in shape, a golden amber in color, when ripe, and an excellent shipper and keeper. It is classified as a semi-dry date. They have pale brown skin and a thick, golden inner flesh that surrounds a single seed.
Rabbi Dates is kind of dates which are soft, dark brown in color and long in size. This date is semi-dried with moisture under %15. Shelf life is about one year at the room temperature under interim fumigation.
Kabkab Dates as large dates, soft sweet and velvety texture and delicious taste. These are growing in Dashtestan city of Bushehr province and Fars region in Iran. Kabkab date is a very suitable dates for industrial usage. Also, it used for direct consumption. Kabkab dates are nectarous and soft with wide range of use in food industries and bakeries. The coloring of this variety is black and brown in pitted or unpitted. The harvest time of these dates (Kabkab Dates) in October. The moisture of this variety of dates is under 18%. In addition, the annual production of this date is about 50,000 tons.