Date is a great energy booster that contains essential vitamins (such as vitamin A, C, B) and minerals (phosphorus, iron, potassium, and calcium).
It aids digestive health, prevents constipation, prevents abdominal cancer, lowers cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of stroke and cardiovascular diseases, prevents anemia and provides energy for anemic patients, diminishes allergic reactions, etc. Therefore, it is highly recommended to consume fruit date every day for a healthy balanced daily diet.
The date can be labelled commercially as soft, semi-dry or dry, depending on the variety. There are over 200 varieties of dates in the world. When date is fully ripe but still firm, it is bright yellow or red, refreshingly crunchy, juicy and moderately sweet. As it further ripens, it gradually softens and looks partly firm and yellow or red, and partly moist and brown and almost translucent. Then the entire fruit becomes soft, loses its crunchiness and tastes even sweeter and more succulent. If left on the tree to dry naturally in the sun, its skin shrivels and darkens in color.
Iran produced about one million tons of dates annually. There are more than 400 species of date all over Iran but just a few of them have commercial value.
The most famous Iranian dates are:
In local, they call it Zehdi and it is the most frequently used variety of date in Iran. Zahedi dates are in the category of dry dates (moisture content less than 14%), and contain higher calorie content.
Piarom dates, also known as Marayami dates or 'chocolate dates', are one of the most delicious semi-dried varieties of dates in the world. Piarom dates are unique in taste and appearance and are considered one of the most expensive and luxurious varieties of date as their production is exclusive to Hajiabad, north of Hormozgan province, Iran.
Sayer dates come from Shadegan which is located in the southwest of Iran, Khuzestan province. Sayer dates are one of the main Iranian dates for export.
Rabbi date is amongst the best loved and earliest date varieties. Their production is exclusive to Iran, with cultivars grown in Sistan and Baluchestan province, known to produce dates of particularly high quality. Rabbi dates come just behind Stamaran, Shahani, Mazafati and Kabkab dates as having the most economic value of all date produce in Iran.
Mazafati dates (Rotab, Ruttab) is the most desirable and delicious kind of dates that are grown in southern Iranian city of Bam. Mazafati dates have a moistness ranging from %15 to %35 according to the harvest time and the cultivation place.
In Iran, more than 100 different types of this product are produced, some of which are very popular and in many Asian and European countries, there are many fans and buyers.
Dates Sayer(Stamaran) Date and Zahedi Dates are the major types of date fruits in, Iran which mostly for export in international market while the other types of dates like, Kabkab, Khazravi, Gantar, and Hallavi are mainly used in local market.
TehranExpos offers B2B marketing services to introduce you to Iranian date farmers, wholesalers and exporters. We can provide sustainable premium quality of Iranian dates with NO artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, MSG or added trans fats. We will share your needs with exclusive Iranian Date wholesaler, premier Iranian Dates supplier. We will negotiate for your desire prices and offer you the lowest price for high quality Iranian dates. We can also Help you in pre-purchasing of whole products.
We look forward to create a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with our customers and assist them to find best products.