What’s barberry and what uses

The barberry tree is a lovely shrub that often grows wild in most parts of Iran, the wild type has often seeded barberry fruit, but there is another type of barberry known as ruby red, without seeds. The small trees naturally begin to give barberry after 4-5 years; the harvesting time of the barberry is the month of November when all the barberry is colored, and all of them are in the same color.

Excellent source of Vitamin C and ample antioxidants and a perfect addition to Many Different Dishes: powerful punch of tart and tangy flavor, adding complexity to so many dishes, it can give you a cooking variety and options for different meals. They’re used in Indian, Syrian, Iranian, Persian, and Turkish cuisine. When paired with Caraway, Cardamom, Dill, Fennel, Or Tarragon, Barberries can complement the rich flavor of Chicken, Pork, And Lamb Chops.

No Added Sugars, Perfect for Any Diet: just clean and Natural Barberry Fruit!

  • Scientific name: Berberis vulgaris L.
  • Generic name: Berberidis fructus
  • English names: Barberry, common barberry, Pipperidage, Berberry.
  • Farsi names: Zereshk.
  • Plant family: Berberidaceae.
  • Organs Used: Fruit.

Dried Barberries Package Types


Consumer Packs

We have various types of packaging for products; these packages are designed in a way that will not only protect the barberries from damage but also shows the quality of the product.

Rectangle Plastic Container

Sizes: 200g, 350g, and 500g

The transparent plastic container shows the quality of the dried barberries on the shelf. Persa Trading uses this type of package for all kinds of dried barberries.

Matchbox date packs
rectangle date packs

Cylindrical Plastic Container

sizes: 200g, 350g, and 500g

The transparent plastic container shows the quality of the dried barberries on the shelf. Persa Trading uses this type of package for all kinds of dried barberries.

Transparent Metallized Doy-Pack Bag with Zip Lock – (stand Up Pouch)

Sizes: 200g, 350g, and 500g

Doy Pack is an alternative to plastic, tin, or glass packaging. Doy-Packs are characterized by their lightweight, convenient storage and usage. Packaging has a bottom, which enables them to stand firmly in a vertical position when filled, making them suitable for display on store shelves.

Cylindrical plastic date packs
rectangle baby carton dates box

Transparent Window Kraft Doy-Pack Bag with Zip Lock – (stand Up Pouch)

Sizes: 200g, 350g, and 500g

 Kraft Doy-pack pouches are made from multiple barrier layers that protect your product from moisture, vapor, odor, light, UV rays, and other external factors. Packaging has a bottom, which enables them to stand firmly in a vertical position when filled, making them convenient for display on store shelves.

Private label packing

Persa Trading can supply dates with your private label in desired package types for Pre-orders before the harvest season. Contact the sales department to get more information.

Date fruit labeling
bulk dates

Bulk Packs

All dried barberries bulk orders are put in different cartons weights like 5 and 10 kilograms. We put them on the pallets and arranged them into containers. We pack bulk orders in the firm and secure cartons.

Exporting dried barberries


Dried barberry can be loaded and shipped in 20 ft. and 40 ft. dry and refrigerated containers; most importantly, our recommendation for far distances and warm areas is to use refrigerated containers so that the cargo will remain safe and sound during transportation.

Loading capacity of containers

20 ft. Container: up to 12-14 Tons

40 ft. Container: up to 25 Tons

Shelf life: One year after the production date.

Keeping condition: Users can keep barberries in refrigerators. If a fridge or cool warehouse is not available, keep in a room (below 12 Centigrade) which has good air ventilation and is free of dust.

Commodity: Puffy barberries/ Pomegranate seed-like barberries

Class: Zereshk

Type: Dried

Grade: Grade 1

Minimum Order: 5,000 kg

Packing Customer’s Request

Supply Ability: 50,000 Kg per Month

Sample: Available for forwarding


Payment Term: TT- 50 % against PI, 50 % against Draft BL

Documents: HC, CO, BL, Packing List, Invoice &, etc.

Delivery Time: 18 – 21 Days

Inspection: Possible

Persian Dried Barberries Types

Persa Trading supplies two types of barberries, puffy barberries, and Pomegranate seed-like barberries.

Pomegranate seed-like barberries (Daneh Anari Zereshk)

The farmers harvest this type of barberry in the early days of the season so that they distribute barberry seeds from the branches and spread them on large surfaces. This method of drying is performed simultaneously with harvesting.

Puffy barberries (Pofaki Zereshk)

Due to the timely production process, puffy barberry (Pofaki Zereshk) is marketed about three to six months after the first harvest of barberry. In the drying method of this type of barberry, the workers cut the barberry from the shrub’s branch and don’t separate the barberry seeds from the branch. The branches are then taken to closed halls, where they hang like raisins or pile as much as possible in bulk.

Barberry health benefits

Barberry has been shown to stimulate the immune system by activating the macrophages that devour harmful micro-organisms. It is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. The berries of the Barberry are naturally diuretic and high in vitamin C. The diuretic action allows the body to flush out bacteria, while the vitamin C content supports and boosts the immune system to fight off infection.

  • Boost Immune System
  • Digestive Health
  • Bladder/Urinary Health
  • Help manage diabetes
  • Good for dental health
  • Have anticancer effects
  • Could Help You Lose Weight

What is the difference between Puffy barberry and Pomegranate seed-like barberry?

  • Drying method: Pomegranate seed-like barberry dried under the direct sunlight; Puffy barberry dried in the warehouse without sunlight.
  • Drying duration: Pomegranate seed-like barberry drying takes 20 days; Puffy barberry drying takes 60 days.
  • Separating seeds from branch method: Pomegranate seed-like barberry is detached by tapping when it’s fresh. Puffy barberry is detached after drying. So, the quality of the Puffy barberry is better than Pomegranate seed-like barberry.
  • Color power: Puffy barberries have more substantial color power than Pomegranate seed-like barberries.

Why buy dried barberry from PERSA?

Persa Trading has farms and warehouses in the barberry producer hub, Iran. In Iran, more than 5,000 tons of barberries are produced each year. Khorasan province is the production center with about 6,000 hectares of field growing barberry. Each year, more than 4,500 tons are harvested in the Khorasan region alone.

Iranian barberry is exported for various purposes. Although many countries use barberry for food and cakes, this product also has other uses. For example, in Germany and South Korea, barberry is also used for cosmetics. One of the barberry varieties frequently exported to Germany and South Korea is the Pomegranate seed-like (Daneh Anari) Barberry. This barberry has a not very bright appearance and a very red color and is more favorable for cosmetic purposes.

At Persa Trading, we try to let the world experience what organic food truly tastes like; this is our mission. We are the heritor of +2,000 years of experience planting barberry.

We are an international company with farms and gardens in the middle east. We have connections and popularity among the farmers; also, we have our workshops to produce and pack products in bulk and packages.

Quality is an essential item for us; the quality control section and the laboratory test the quality of products before exporting.

Dates, saffron, honey, dried fruits, and pistachio are the main products of Persa Trading. Our vision is to expand our delicious products all over the world, and in this way, we’ll support our buyers and representatives as much as possible.

On Time Delivery

We are sensitive about the announced lead time. PERSA transport dried barberries order in 20 or 40 ft containers through the sea. This is one of the most complicated ways, but we work with the best forwarders to do it fast and safely.

Product Warranty

It's possible to inspect your order at the origin port or even before loading by your agent, video call, or any method. We hopefully want to make you sure about the quality.

Best Quality

We honestly try to supply you with the best possible dried barberries. We can keep your order at our halls (Talar) whenever you want.

Frequency Ask Questions

Q1: How do you transit the dried barberries?

A1: We usually transport dried barberries through the sea freight using a 40 feet container. We recommend using a refrigerated container for far distances and warm areas to keep barberries safe and healthy; and a non-refrigerated container for close distances.

Q2: How many are the minimum order quantities?

A2: The MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) is 5 tons metrics. We can transit dried barberries up to 25 tons in a 40 feet container (FCL – Full Load Container).

Q3: Do you pack dried barberries with our brand label?

A3: We can pack with your brand label if you order a 40 feet full load container.

Q4: What is the origin country of the dried barberries?

A4: You can select the country of origin between Iran and the UAE.

Q5: What are the payment methods?

A5: We can accept payment methods like Wire Transfer, T/T payment, Cryptocurrency transfer like USDT, and Cash in USD, AED, and Euro currencies. For more information, please contact us.