Dry Dates: Nature’s Sweet Gems
We usually consider the juiciness of dates to be a positive feature, the pleasure of picking dates from a container full of thick date syrup is indescribable. But as the traders and customers of this product know very well, its durability, storage, transportation, and shelf time are very sensitive and challenging due to the need to use refrigerators and industrial machines.
On the other hand, dry dates are extremely useful and popular all over the world. Many people prefer it to fresh dates because of its ease of access, crispiness, and also its special taste. For these reasons, most of the dates exports are focused on dry dates.
Being dry or drying?
Some types of dates are naturally dry, and people consume them that way. In some regions, it is dried in different stages of growth, depending on the type and amount of inherent moisture.
For example, the Zahedi date is essentially dry, but Rotab would be dried through a process. Drying is not just about putting it in the sunlight or dry shade. You should perform the dehydration process in such a way that, in addition to preserving the main properties of the fruit, its dry properties also show themselves. If during the drying process, the moisture content of the dates falls below 18%, then we have reached dry dates.
Properties of dry dates for the body
Consuming dry dates has many properties that make it the best option to replace sugar with tea or other hot drinks. One of the most important reasons is the simplicity of the chemical sugar in this date, fructose, which is easily broken down into glucose in the body for the cell to consume. In this way, even though it contains sugar, many diabetics can consume dry dates. Of course, every person should consult their doctor about the consumption of dry dates.
Among the nutrients in dry dates, we can mention the high amount of potassium, iron, fiber, calcium, carbohydrates, vitamin K, etc. The nutritional value of dry dates is very high, and it is considered one of the most characteristic foods. The interesting thing about dry dates is that their calories and energy are more than fresh dates.
Dry dates with milk, honey, and cardamom make a miraculous combination for increasing sexual power and reducing infertility in men. Estradiol and flavonoids in dates increase the egg weight in women and the sperm volume in men to increase fertility in people.
The dark color of most dates is a sign of the abundant iron in them; Therefore, continuous consumption of dark dry dates prevents anemia, and for affected patients, it removes complications such as lethargy and gives extra energy to their body.
One of the amazing points of dry dates is the presence of sulfur in it. This substance, which we rarely see in edibles, plays an important role in reducing allergy symptoms and the occurrence of seasonal sensitivities.
Rich in micronutrients
Dates have a rich nutritional profile. However, the calorie content of dry dates is higher than that of fresh dates, almost as much as dried fruits such as raisins and figs. Most of the calories in dates come from carbohydrates. The rest are made by a very small amount of proteins. In addition to calories, dates contain a significant amount of fiber and some important vitamins and minerals.
The miracle of high fiber
Daily intake of sufficient fiber is very important for overall health. Having 7 grams of fiber in a 100-gram serving, for example, one date in the diet is a great way to increase fiber. By creating digestive contents, fiber strengthens regular bowel movements and reduces constipation. The fiber in dates can help control blood sugar.
All kinds of dry dates
Dates are cultivated in many groves in Iran. Therefore, there are different types of it; But some varieties of dried dates are known only by the natives of the region.
Piarom date is the tastiest and most expensive date in Iran, it has a very delicious suitable taste. It has a large size, an elongated oval shape, and a hollow appearance. This date is mainly grown in Haji Abad, Hormozgan province.
In terms of appearance, Rabbi date is similar to Piarom date but less sweet. This date is cultivated in Sistan and Baluchistan province and has a high export volume, of course, the main export of this date is to Pakistan.
Lulu or Plum date
It is one of the delicious and fleshy dates that have a high export value. This date is known as the plum date due to its resemblance. Its appearance is almost round and hollow.
Sayer date or Stameran date
Sayer date is similar to the Lulu date. It is mostly cultivated in Khuzestan province. In terms of appearance, it is short and hollow, and its color is red to brown.
A very sweet date that has many fans in the domestic market of Iran. Kabkab date is mostly grown in Dashtestan and Behbahan. The skin on this date is thicker than on others.
Zahedi date, which is also known as Qasab, naturally loses its moisture during the growth process and its fruit is dry. This has made Zahedi the richest date in southern Iran. We also supply Iraqi Zahedi dates too.