Mazafati dates the most popular and delicious type of commercial dates produced in Iran, is known as a unique date with a special taste around the world. Good appearance and soft skin make this date a good choice for catering. Beautiful packaging, easy shopping and reasonable prices are other reasons for customers to buy this delicious fruit.
Area under Mazafati Date cultivation in Iran and harvest time
Mazafati dates have the highest area under cultivation among Iranian dates, after Mazafati, kabkab dates and sayer dates have the highest area under cultivation. Mazafati dates are cultivated in the southern regions of Iran. Its main production is in the south and southeast of Iran such as Bam, Kahnooj, Jiroft and the cities of Sistan and Baluchestan province such as Saravan and Iranshahr.
Annually, more than one hundred thousand tons of Mazafati dates are produced in Kerman province, and since Bam is a city that produces the largest amount of Mazafati dates with the best quality, traders also call it BAM dates.
Due to the weather conditions, the harvest time of Mazafati dates is late August and early October. Due to the moist loss and thin skin, this fruit can not be on the trees for a long time, so the packaging process time should be short and fast with precise harvesting operations.
Specialized features of Mazafati Dates
In agriculture, the date palm is one of the tallest fruit trees with a maximum height of 25 meters. This date is dark purple at harvest and turns black after production and storage, it has a skin that can keep the inside of the date fresh.
The amount of moisture depending on the harvest time and the area under cultivation is from 15% to 35%. Also, the size of this date is from 3 to 5.4 cm due to the area under cultivation and different grades of the crop. Date kernels make up 6% of its weight.
Nutrients and benefits of Dates
As you know, dates are good for health care. Most dates are rich in nutrients, vitamins A and B and iron, potassium and phosphorus, which have many benefits for the body. In addition, fiber is another nutrient of dates that helps prevent constipation and excess acid in the stomach.
Low fat and high calorie due to the high amount of sugar and low sucrose, makes mazafati dates special.
Iftar with Mazafati Dates
The use of dates is an old tradition during Ramadan and is used as a sweet fruit for breakfast. Researchers in traditional medicine believe that dates can improve the physical strength of consumers.
Storage, packaging and export of Mazafati Dates
Due to its moist and sweet form, Mazafati dates should be kept at a temperature of -5 to 5 degrees Celsius to prevent spoilage. By storing dates in the refrigerator, these dates can be consumed for up to two years.
For storage and export of Mazafati dates, we designed a special package from 250 grams to 5 kg. Aria foods is trying to design the right packaging for the target markets. For easier transportation, there is a large box containing 12 packages of mazafati dates called mother carton, the approximate weight of this package is between 6.8-8.5 kg depending on the market trend.
Keeping in a cool store is essential for maintaining the quality and health of dates.
|Dates name||Mazafati Dates
(kimia dates-Bam dates)
|Persian name||خرمای مضافتی|
|Similar dates in global market||There aren’t any similar dates|
|Season of harvest||First of AUG to end of SEP|
|Moisture||Less than 35%|
|Cool store needed?||Yes|
|Shelf time||1 year in best quality
2 years in good quality
|Weight of 10 pieces of dates||100- 135 gr|
|Number of dates available in 1 kg||65-85 pieces|
|Nutrients||Quantity in 100 gr|
|Dietary fiber||6.3 mg|
|Vitamin A||35.8 IU|
|Vitamin K||0.6 mcg|
|Vitamin B6||0.1 mg|
Mazafati date is known as a unique date with a special taste around the world. The color of this date is purple to black, and it has a skin that can keep the inside of the date fresh. The amount of moisture depending on the harvest time and the area under cultivation is from 15% to 35%.