Now, more than half of the consumed dates in the world are grown in Khuzestan, Mesopotamia, the banks of the Karun River, and in the two countries of Iran and Iraq, which is the main reason for the increase in the variety of date tree species in Iran.
To learn more about the dates in Iran, in the rest of this article, we will describe ten types of the most popular products in terms of consumption and export.
This date has a black color and is also known as a wet date due to its high moisture content. Mazafati dates are trendy in Iran and even the world and are considered one of the tastiest types of dates. This date is one of the leading export products of I.M.P. nuts Company.
Pyarom date is one of the most popular types of date. This semi-dry date has less fructose sugar and is not harmful to the body. As a result, it is recognized as permitted sugar for people with diabetes. This date is mainly planted in Hormozgan province and is an expensive date. One of the essential features of this date is its lateness.
This date is mainly harvested in Khuzestan province. Colony dates are considered semi-dry dates in the country, have high calories and sugar, and are the best option for slim people and athletes. Due to its low water volume, this date is considered one of the best options for exporting dates from Iran.
This date is known as more dates because of its moisture, and it can be used to prepare all kinds of juice and date paste. Shahani dates have many fans because of their pleasant color and taste.
This date is red and black, and the main place for its production is the south of Iran and Sistan and Baluchistan provinces. This type of date has large fruit, a shiny, transparent, thin skin, a wrinkled and elongated appearance, and a long shelf life due to low humidity.
Zahedi date is considered a semi-dry type and has a medium size and soft and shiny skin. Its color is light brown, and it has a sweet aroma. This date is oval, and its flesh is yellow.
Kabkab dates exported by Iran are among the semi-dry dates and have many fans in Iran. This date's nectar and juice are excellent, and most planting and harvesting of the Kabkab date takes place in Behbahan groves.
This date, like the Kabkab date, grows in Behbahan of Khuzestan. This date has a long lifespan and a high storage capacity. This date, which has its fans, has a small shape.
This date is of Iraqi origin, but it is also cultivated in the southern regions of Iran. Ripe dates give a caramel taste. These dates can be stored in the freezer for months. It is yellow, very crispy, sweet and delicious.
Mardasang date is one of the famous dates in Kerman. Due to this date's small production, most of the output is in the areas of Kerman and the south of the country, and a minimal amount of it is exported.
It can be said that dates in Iran have more variety than those mentioned above, but due to the article's brevity, we examined the most critical types of dates in Iran.
According to some sources, the variety of Iranian dates reaches more than 400 types, but most Iranians do not know more than 10 to 15 types of dates. Pyarom and Mazafati dates are among the most crucial export targets.
Dry dates have less water content and, as a result, have a longer shelf life than fresh dates. Dates of Pyarom, Colonial, Zahedi, Kabkab, Rabi, Barhi, Al Mehtari, Khazravi, and Mardasang are among the dry dates of Iran.