Where do dates come from?

The date palm trees, which mainly exist in tropical regions of the world. To be more specific, we can refer to the fact that date palms are native to the

Persian Gulf in the Middle East. Consequently, Iran, Iraq, and Israel are the

rich sources of dates. In other words, Iran itself produces 23% of the

world’s dates. It exports various types of dates to about 81 countries worldwide.

Those are very nutritious and high in minerals, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. It’s also popular among all kinds of people, such as kids, diabetics, elder ones,

and even athletics. Since those do not harm any organ in the human body,

all can consume them. It’s good to know that the chemical constituents of

dates are about 25% Sucrose, 50% Glucose, and some amounts of

vitamins and minerals.

Here we go through dates advantages:

1) have an exorbitant amount of disease-fighting antioxidants.

2) play a dominant role in brain and overall body health.

3) can be a natural sweetener accompanied by tea or any other drinks.

4) can control and regulate blood sugar.

They generally divided dates into two types:

1) Dried

2) Fresh

Dried dates have wrinkled skin and less moisture than the other type. On the contrary, fresh those are softer and sweeter than the dried ones. It’s good to know that the appearance of dates reveals many important things about them. For instance, old or incorrectly handled ones have an inappropriate shape

and size. High qualified are shiny, brown, and are not infested with mites. As a matter of fact, Dates with inferior quality, which are somehow sour,

will animal feedstuff.

Roughly speaking, we can get various products whether, from the leaves of

the palms or the dates. We can make bread of the date’s core. Rural grind

the core of the dates and apply it in baking bread. They can also use the core

of the date as coffee. Besides, it is possible to make syrup and various drinks

from date fruit. Moreover, useful baskets and handmade crafts are also

made out of the leaves and the date palm trees.

Storage & Packaging

It’s needless to mention that we export dates in refrigerated containers of

which the temperature is 0–5 c and the moisture is about 14%. Infinity Nuts sterilizes its containers with a specific gas. Accordingly, Infinity Nuts

provides sorted, clean, and high qualified due to the customers’

demand with the most suitable price.

Technically speaking, Infinity Nuts sorts dates with the help of its careful

and compassionate workers. Mature, sweet, and ripe dates will be

allocated to our customers. We guarantee dates with unified shapes and sizes.

consumption and production rates

According to the reports, annual date consumption in Iran is about 7 kg,

in Saudi Arabia is 13 kg, and in Egypt, this reaches 16 kg. In Ramadan,

the consumption of dates in Muslim countries and the middle east, rise.

Surprisingly, dates are among the top 5 agricultural export products. Mazafati

in both fresh and dry forms have the highest demand in the global market

than the other types of dates. Malaysia, Iraq, India, Pakistan, and

Turkey are all top importers of dates in the world.


Different Types of Dates

As you might know, we classify dates into many types. Lulu, Piyarom,

Kabkab, Mazafati, Zahedi, Shahani, Sayer, Rabbee, and some more are types of dates. As mentioned before, the Middle East is the rich source of different

dates that supply about 24-26% of the world’s dates.

It’s important to know that the difference between Rotab and simple is that

Rotab has more moisture and less sugar than simple types. In other words,

Rotab is not as mature as the simple.




Shahani Dates

Are narrow, bright brown with 25% maximum moisture. They divided these

into Soft and Dry ones. Shahani is like Rabee, and sometimes they are mistaken. However, colors are discriminative. By paying attention to colors, we can

realize that it is Shahani or not. Same as the other Types,

Shahani is high in vitamins, minerals, and iron.

Shahani is moist but can be harvested in both semi-dry and dry forms. Besides, it is sweeter than other types. That’s why we consider it a sweetener in

the industry. Although Shahani is sweet, it is harmless since people

consume it properly.

It’s worth mentioning that the harvest time for Shahani is in autumn. As a matter of fact, the Shahani tree palm is very fertile. Moreover, Shahani can be

in storage and warehouse much longer than the other types, only if the

conditions are proper with temperature 10 -20 c. Against all said,

Shahani not only are not high in cholesterol but regulate the blood

pressure and cholesterol.



Mazafati OR Kimia

Are the most popular among others. Mazafati has the highest export

volume among other types of dates. Its moisture content varies between

15–35% which is higher than the other types. Bam and Iranshahr in Iran

are the major sources of Mazafati, respectively. We estimate that Bam

produces about 70000-80000 Tonnes of Mazafati annually. Additionally,

Mazafati from Bam, compared to those from Iranshahr, are more

wrinkled. Iranshahr’s Mazafati has fewer wrinkles and is a little sweeter.

Generally speaking, India’s market has a high demand for Mazafati. To be more specific, Bam Mazafati has a high demand in India. Infinity Nuts can supply

any type of dates, in any quantity according to the customers’

requirements all over the world.

Mazafati is also known as Kimia in India .

iranian dates


Piyarom with a moisture of 15% has high demand in European countries

and Canada. Since Piyarom has a high potential for insect absorption,

they have to be kept in cold stores with 0-5 c. It’s good to know that

Piyarom is those of the dates for which demands are high in the global market. Its skin is thin and dark brown and is very nutritious since it is full of

proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Besides, the Harvest time for

Piyarom is in September.


Kabkab Dates is appropriate for both industry and direct consumption.

In other words, it is nectarous, soft, and delicious. Its moisture content is about 18%

that causes the fine texture . They harvest this type in mid-September.



are thick, small, shiny, and dry. Its moisture content is 14%, which indicates the dryness of this. Zahedi are less sweet than the other types. Zahedi are harvested in mid-September. This type can be transported by standard containers since it is dry there is no need for refrigerated containers. Zahedi can be eaten directly; moreover, they are widely used in industry, cereals, puddings, bread, cakes, etc as a flavor changer and natural sweetener.

For more, please read this article on the link below.

Dates Types & Properties