Dates (palms) are tropical fruits with incredible health benefits. Their warm nature and sweet taste have made them particularly popular among people.
Date palms with milk are an excellent source of calcium, fiber, and magnesium, all of which are beneficial to bone health. Milk and dates can be a very healthy snack or breakfast beverage.
In Iran, one of the most popular ways to consume dates is to remove the seed and replace it with walnuts. There are compelling scientific reasons for this pairing, such as the fact that eating dates with walnuts prevents osteoporosis and improves nerve health, as well as the prevention of Alzheimer's and depression.
The most common way to consume date palms is probably their consumption with tea. Many people believe that the sugar content of dates is safe for diabetics and that drinking tea with dates instead of sugar is preferable.
Dates can also be used to make a variety of smoothies and confections, allowing you to reap the benefits of their amazing properties along with other nutrients.
Some types of Iranian dates
More than 20 different types of dates are grown in Iran, a large portion of which is exported to other countries. Some well-known types of them are presented in this section.
Mazafati date palms
Mazafati palms are the most popular type of date among Iranians. This type of date has a moist texture and is black in color.
Pyarom date palms
This is the most expensive type of date in Iran. These date palms are very late-maturing and are classified as semi-dry dates.
Shahani date palms
This type of date falls under the category of wet dates. It has an excellent flavor and pleasing color and can be used to make date juice concentrate.
Zahedi dates have soft and shiny skin. They are light brown on the outside and yellow on the inside. They are referred to as semi-dried dates.
It has reddish-brown skin that is thin, shiny, and wrinkled. This is the largest type of date. It has a low moisture content and a long lifespan.
This date belongs to the semi-dry date category and has a very sweet and delicious flavor. Medjool has the most beautiful appearance of any date and is one of the most important dates for export in Iran.
Some amazing health benefits of dates
Like other nutrients such as nuts, pistachio and honey, palm consumption has numerous benefits. It reduces cholesterol levels, eliminates and relieves cardiovascular problems, relieves anemia, relieves sexual disorders and problems, relieves intestinal disorders, and improves bone health, among other things.
Palms help keep the brain healthy and prevent Alzheimer's disease by regulating blood pressure. They help lower the risk of colon cancer. They boost energy and can be beneficial to those who are experiencing excessive weight loss.
Palms contain high levels of vitamins A, D, and C. So, in addition to improving eyesight, they aid in the elimination and prevention of skin problems. Dates contain antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, fiber, and copper.
Date palms also help reduce hair loss and improve blood circulation in the scalp.
Comparison of properties and shelf life of fresh and dried dates
Here are some tips to consider when deciding between fresh and dried dates.
Fresh dates can only be refrigerated for 8-10 months, while dried dates for up to 5 years!
If you want to keep dates for a long time, dried dates appear to be a better option.
Dried dates have nearly twice the calorie content of fresh dates. Fresh dates are a good choice if you want to lose weight, and dried dates are a good choice if you want to gain weight.
The nutritional value of fresh and dried dates is nearly equal, but dried dates have more fiber-thereby more effective in relieving digestive issues.
Tips on storing and maintenance of dates
In hot weather, refrigerate dates to avoid sour dates. It is best to freeze them if you intend to keep them for more than a year.
If the dates have dried out and lost their moisture, you can pour a little water on them before eating them to give them a better shape.
Dates quickly absorb odors in the environment, so keep them away from fragrant products, or put them in dishes with a lid or cover them with nylon.
For many years, high-quality Iranian dates have been exported to various parts of the world, and now, thanks to the capabilities and knowledge available on CyrusCrafts, these products are increasingly available in global markets.
CyrusCrafts, with its specialized activity in the supply, sale, and export of the finest types of date palms, offers you high-quality and one-of-a-kind products, allowing you to enjoy a wonderful and distinct flavor, reap the benefits of its numerous properties, and cater to special and unique guests.