Iranian Dates are famous all around the world because of their quality and unique taste.Iranian dates are high in Iron, Natural Sugar and a healthy snack for the body. Persian date is a great source of various nutrients of Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and etc. We categorize our dates based on their moisture percentage into 3 groups of Fresh, Dry & Semi Dry.There are various kinds of Iranian date fruit as follows. Iran has diverse climates which suitable for most kinds of date fruits such as Bam Mazafati Dates, Piarom Dates, Kalute Dates, Zahedi Dates, Kabkab Dates, Sayer Dates, Rabbi Dates, Shahani Dates, and others.​​​​​​​

Why Iranian Dates​​​​​​​

Health benefits of iranian dates are uncountable. They are a good source of various vitamins and minerals & also a good source of energy, sugar, and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc can be found in them. They also contain vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.​​​​​​​

Iranian dates nutritional value:​​​​​​​

1.    Wonderfully delicious, dates are one of the most popular fruits packed with an impressive list of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for normal growth, development, and overall well-being.
2.    Fresh dates are composed of soft, easily digestible flesh and simple sugars like fructose and dextrose. They are a great source of energy and They have traditionally served to break the fast during Ramadan month since ancient times.
3.    They contain health benefiting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins are known to possess anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties.
4.    They are minor sources of vitamins (contains 149 IU or 5% of RDA per 100 g), which is known to have antioxidant properties and is essential for vision. Additionally, it is also required to maintain healthy mucosa and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A is known to help protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
5.    They compose antioxidant flavonoids such as carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants are found to have the ability to protect cells and other structures in the body from harmful effects of oxygen-free radicals. Thus, eating dates are found to offer some protection from colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers.
6.    Zeaxanthin is an important dietary carotenoid that is selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea, where it is thought to provide antioxidant and protective light-filtering functions. It thus offers protection against age-related macular degeneration, especially in the older adults.
7.    Dates are an excellent source of iron, carrying 0.90 mg/100 g of fruits (about 11% of RDI). Iron, being a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
8.    Further, they are excellent sources of potassium. 100 g contains 696 mg or 16% of daily recommended levels of this electrolyte. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure. They, thus, offer protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.
9.    Iranian Date fruits are also rich in minerals like calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Calcium is an important mineral that is an essential constituent of bone and teeth and required by the body for muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve impulse conduction. The human body uses manganese as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper required for the production of red blood cells. Magnesium is essential for bone growth.
10.    Further, the fruit has moderate levels of the B-complex group of vitamins as well as vitamin-K. It contains healthy amounts of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin. These vitamins are acting as cofactors to help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Vitamin-K is essential for many coagulant factors in the blood as well as in bone metabolism.​​​​​​​

Health benefits of dates​​​​​​​

Dates usage in our daily diet​​​​​​​

Since dates are a great source of fibers, proteins and energy they can enhance the function of your brain. Some examples of dates in our daily diet are listed below:
1.    a great table snack.
2.    Considered as raw material for confectionary use and date paste
3.    A great natural sweetener​​​​​​​

Iran Dates, Iranian Dates, Dates From Iran

Date fruit of the date palm is one of the highest quality tropical fruits which can only be grown in particular regions of the world. Date palm can be cultivated in harsh & semi-arid and arid environments which are located in a limited number of countries. Iran, because of its diverse climate, has been successful in date cultivation.
Dates are tasty, delicious and highly nutritious; in some parts of the world like the Middle East, dates have been as a main food for thousands of years or have been as a sucrose substitute, such as baby food. Dates fruits have economic value because all parts of them (date palm trunk, date palm leaves, date leaflets, date leaf bases, fruit stalks, date flesh, date seeds, date juicy) use for human. The date fruit is a commercial product, and most developed and developing countries are assuming dates as a valuable product. Also, this is the reason why manufacturers produce date products prolifically, for example date molasses, date paste, date liquid sugar, date powder sugar, chopped dates, date vinegar, date juice concentrate, date seeds, date seed powder, pitted industrial date and other products.

Iran Date Fruit History

Date fruit palms are thought to possibly be the world’s first plant used by humans for food. The Persian Gulf region is said to be the origin with the palms being cultivated since 6000 BC. In the pre-Islamic age, the agricultural settlement of southeastern Arabia was predicated upon the domestication of the date fruit palm in 2500 BC. Dates are also cultivated in North Africa west to Morocco while being cultivated in just southern California and Arizona in the US.​​​​​​​

To sum it up

If you are starting a healthy lifestyle and you want to boost the energy level in your daily meals, Iranian dates can be the best choice for you.  If you are looking for high quality Iranian dates and date paste in Iran, you can check out SHN CO website as one of the most experienced date suppliers in Iran and suppliers of all kinds of Persian food products. Don’t miss out on this nutritious nut and add it to your daily consumption list.​​​​​​​


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