Dates have been considered by many people since ancient times due to their wide range of properties and benefits. In this article, we try to acquaint you with the types of dates and the best Iranian dates.
1 . Piarom dates
Piarom dates are the most expensive dates in Iran. It is a semi-dry date and is late ripening. It is in the group of semi-dry dates. Most of the sugar in it is fructose, which is easily and quickly used in the body’s metabolism and is very suitable as a permitted sugar consumed by people with diabetes. These dates are generally made in Hormozgan province.
2 . Multiple dates
Mazafati dates are the most well-known type of dates in Iran. It has a lot of moisture and has been popular with people.
3 . Gentar dates
Gentar dates are among the wetter types. This type of date can also be consumed in the form of Khark and Rotab.
4. Colonial dates
Colonization is one of the examples produced in Iran. This date is in the group of semi-dry dates and therefore it is easy to transport and good for export. It is worth mentioning that Colonial dates have a high sugar content and are suitable for athletes. About 70% of Khuzestan groves produce this type of date.
5. Royal dates
Royal dates are one of the wetter dates that are considered first class and have many fans. This type of date has a soft and moist texture and it is used to prepare various types of date juice. It is also very colorful. Other names for this date that you may have heard of are Shawani, Shuni and Khork. This type of date is mostly harvested in the groves of the pyramid.
6. Date of Zahedi
Zahedi dates are golden and oval in shape and have a soft texture and nutty taste. They have thick skin, are semi-dry and have less sweetness than other dates. This type of date also has a lot of fiber. This date is widely cultivated in the south of Iran and because of its mild sweetness, it has many fans abroad and inside the country. Because these dates are easy to store and transport, they have a lot of fans among date traders, especially exporters.
7. Kabkab dates
Kabkab dates are a semi-dry type of date. Its skin is more wound than other types of dates and is one of the most widely used types of dates in Iran. This date, which is mainly extracted from Behbahan groves, is very colorful and has a lot of nectar or juice.
8. Dates of Rabbi
Rabi dates are among the semi-dry dates and have a good shelf life. This date is grown in large areas of Sistan and Baluchestan.
9. Date lamb
This type of date is yellow and crunchy. This ripe date gives the taste of caramel and brown sugar. Like most dates, it is sweet, and well worth a try. These creamy dates are really delicious and are often sold while still on thin twigs. You can store these seasonal dates in the freezer for months. This date is originally rooted in the groves of Iraq. However, due to its unique taste and quality, it has many fans among Iranian palm growers and consumers.
10. Al-Mehtari dates
It is one of the early varieties of dates. The fruit is relatively small and elongated, and its early ripening has increased its economic value. This date is native to Hormozgan province.
Khazravi dates are a type of soft dates and are also consumed in the form of Khark and Rotab. This date, like lamb dates, came to Iran from Iraqi groves. Khazravi dates are the second in Khuzestan province in terms of cultivated area. The kernel is completely separate from the fruit, so the whole fruit can be easily used.
12. Special dates
Special dates are among the best types of dates and their storage capacity is high. This date, like kebab dates, bears fruit in Behbahan, Khuzestan. This date, which looks like okra and is smaller than other tribes, is very popular in Khuzestan.
13. Dates of Mardasang
Mardasang dates are of medium importance in terms of importance and are among the famous cultivars of Kerman province. This date is not produced much because it is consumed only in Kerman and some other southern parts of the country. So, if you want to taste this date, it is not bad to visit the southern areas of Kerman during the harvest season.
این نوع خرما ترکیبی از انواع نرم و خشک است، در دهان شیرین و نرم است. می گویند این خرما خواص درمانی دارد و در حدیث آمده است که پیامبر فرمودند خوردن هفت عدد از این خرما در صبح انسان را از سحر تا شام حفظ می کند.