Iranian (Persian) Date Palm
Dates are a tropical plant with palm trees whose edible fruit has a hard core and thin skin and sweet taste. The palm height reaches 10 to 20 meters or more.
Dates are mainly cultivated in the Northern Hemisphere and in Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries of the Persian Gulf as well as most of North Africa.
Unripe date palm is called “khark”.
Dates have existed in human diet since ancient times and were one of the oldest fruits cultivated by humans.
Dates contain 25% sucrose, 50% glucose, and albumin, pectin and water. It also contains various vitamins such as vitamins A, B, C, E and some minerals.
Important date pests include Batrachedra amydraula and Oryctes elegans.
Benefits of date palm fruit
In dates, some dietary fiber is present, dates in the palate are very good for digestive health and nutrition, in addition to dates containing carotenoids or dyes that are precursors of vitamin A and antioxidants and preventing lesions and cancers It is useful in the treatment of constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems and diarrhea and is considered to be a laxative food. For this reason it is useful for people suffering from constipation, because The more you use this date, the better it is to soak the whole night in water and soak in the morning. Eat vegan like syrup.
Dates palm nutrition
Dates are a good source for different types of vitamins and minerals. This fruit is a good source of energy, sugar, and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc are found in dates. It also contains various vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
Dried date palm
Dry dates palm have less moisture and therefore stay longer fresh. Dry dates, if stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 years. Therefore, dried dates are more durable than fresh dates.
Dry dates of Iran can be mentioned as piarom date, rabbi date, kabkab date.