Dates known as Khorma in Persian language is a fruitful and beneficial product bearing all kinds of minerals and, vitamins and phytonutrients. Having dark layers (especially Mazafaty Dates), sweet taste, enriched syrup, set Dates apart from other Fruits and Nuts. Iran as one of the historical countries in the middle-east with three thousand years of history, has been the main producer of Dates not only in Asia but also in the world. Dates can be subcategorized into various and numerous names which are on everyone's lips when it comes to Commercial Terms. For instance, Mazafati Dates, Piarom Dates, Zahedi Dates, Shahani Dates, Sayer Dates and chopped Dates are well-known names and kinds of Dates Fruits exported and imported between all around the world. Every single one of the mentioned Dates is in unique forms and shapes.
Mazafati dates: Mazafati is a fresh Iranian date that is known as Rotab or Bam date because the main origin of Mazafaty is Bam city. The moisture is depends on the harvesting time and planting area which differ from 15 to 35%. Mazafati dates are packed under tree while picking them and the grades defined by the weight of each pack
Sayer dates are dark brown semi-dry dates from Khusistan province. Sayer is the most popular Iranian date which has allocated 42% of total amount of exporting dates from Iran. Sayer dates has different grades that are defined by the size of fruit in both pitted and un-pitted forms. Chopped dates are obtained from Sayer dates as well.
The main characteristics of Dates Are Copper, Magnesium, Niacin, Multi-Vitamins. At the time of illness, Dates are magical medicine for Influenza due to its high amount of Vitamins and potential anti-cancer ingredients. Antioxidants in Dates, helps to prevent excessive bleeding. It is also noteworthy that, Dates fruits determines the amount of Oxygen taken in and out in Bloods . Dates are also believed to be an effective source for sportsmen and sportswomen thanks to its enriched amount of Calorie which stimulates Blood cells to control the flow of Blood. It is recommended that taking each Date, doubles the Energy in Human Body. What separates dates from each other is the type of Weather Climate in different parts of Iran. Zahedy Dates come with Yellow layer. Colors range from Black, Brown, Yellow, Honey and Red.