Dates fruit is one of the most high quality tropical fruits which only can be grown in particular regions of the world. Date palm is cultivated at special weather condition which this situation is available at limited countries in the world and Iran because of having diversity in weather situation has been successful in Date cultivation.
In recent years Iran is one of the leading countries in Date production in the world, with annual production of about 900,000 metric tons. Date palm is grown mainly in south, south east, and south west of the Iran. There is a good opportunity and a large potential for trade in this commodity in Iran. In areas where frosts do not occur the Date palm is the most characteristic representative of irrigation agriculture.
Date Fruit Nutritive Value
All the kinds of Date fruit are rich source of high nutrient, minerals ( Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium) , vitamins( A, B9, C), fatty acids ( Omega 3, Omega 6), protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants so all of various Date fruit helps and raises the immune system against diseases.
Main vategories of dates
- Mazafati Fresh Dates
- Kabkab Dates
- Sayer Dates Pitted and Un-pitted
- Zahedi Dates