Dates

dates

About 400 varieties of dates are cultivated in Iran, but only some of them, mentioned bellow, are known in the world.


Sayer Date: This semi-dried dates grow in the khozestan region. The color of this kind is dark brown and it is purchased by many countries.

Piarom  Date (piyarom): This semi-dried dates grows in Hormozgan region. The color of this kind is dark brown and it has a unique taste. The skin of piarom date is thin. The piarom date has a kind of sugar which is acceptable for diabetic people.

Zahedi Date: This dried date grows in Fars and Khozestan regions. The color of this variety is yellow. The Zahedi date is used for industrial purposes because of its high sugar content.

Kabkab Date: This fresh date grows in Fars region the color of this variety is black and its taste is very delicious.

Mazafati Date: This fresh date grows in Kerman region. The color of this variety is black and its taste is very delicious.

Nutritional value of the date:
100 grams of dried date has about 300 calories and is composed of about 70% carbohydrates, 2.2% protein, 0.6% fat while fresh dates contain about 160 calories.


Per 100g Edible protein:

Potassium 650mg
Calcium 64mg
Phosphorus 63mg
Magnesium 54mg
Iron 3mg
Niacin 1.6mg

 

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