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Iran Dates, Iranian Dates, Dates From Iran

Date fruit of the date palm (Phoenix dactyliferous L.) 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 and delicious with 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. 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 the 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.

Iran Date Fruit Cultivation

The date fruit is grown on a date palm and, as we know, they grow only in hot dry climates. Commercially grown date palms are from offshoots to ensure desired date quality. The scientific name for this fruit, Phoenix dactyliferous, refers to feather palms that may grow more than 100 feet with a lifespan of more than 200 years and have been used as a source of food for thousands of years. Only the female date fruit palm produces fruit, but you'll need both a male and female tree for date production.

The season for date fruit season begins early in the year when we clean up the trees after the end of the sleeping period. At this time, we have to start by cutting the thorns off of the date fruit fronds. The Arabs sometimes call the date fruit palm the "king of the oasis." Palms are difficult to grow. The ideal environment for them is, as the Arabs put it, "with their feet in water and their heads in the fires of the heavens." That is, they require maximum moisture and heat. First of all, for the fruit to start growing the tree must be pollinated. This means that a special dust (pollen) from the male tree must be blown (put) onto the female tree. One week after pollination, a very small white fruit appears on the female palm.

Date Fruit Production in Iran

In 2018-FAO, Iran is the third leading Country in Date production in the world, with annual production more than 1,200,000 metric tons. Date palm is grown mainly in South, South East, and South West of the Iran. There exists a good opportunity and a large potential for trade in this commodity in Iran. Iranian dates come in two types:

Iranian Fresh Dates

  • Name: Bam Mazafati Dates & Yellow Khalal Barhi Dates & Kabkab Rotab
  • Storage Instruction: Refrigerated
  • Packaging: Retail & Bulk
  • Shipment: Reefer Container of 20ft & 40ft

Iranian Semi-Dry Dates

  • Name: Piarom Dates, Rabbi Dates, Sayer Dates, Kalooteh Dates, Lulu Dates, Zahedi Dates, Kabkab Dates, Shahani Dates
  • Storage Instruction: At Room Temperature,Under Interim Fumigation
  • Packaging: Retail & Bulk
  • Shipment: Dry Container of 20ft & 40ft

Iran Date Fruit Nutritive Value

Iranian fresh dates and Iranian semi-dry dates are not only sweet, but also full of Nutritive Value. Iran's Dates are a rich source of calories, Carbohydrates, fats, sugars, proteins, dietary fiber, vitamins (C & B6) and minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium). Maybe this note is interesting for you that nutrition facts of semi-dry date is higher than fresh date. According to Iranian dates types, 100 grams of semi-fresh dates or semi-dry dates offer 340 kcals calories,85 grams of carbohydrates ,0.5 gram of total fats and 71.7 gram of sugar while 100 gram of Iranian fresh dates offer 280 kcals calories,74 grams of carbohydrates and 0.16 gram of total fats and 65 gram of sugar.

See the table below for in depth analysis of nutrients:

Each 100g serving of Iranian fresh dates and Iranian semi-dry dates have what difference:

Nutritive Value per 100 g of Iranian Date Fruit

Iran Date Fruit Health Benefits

The sweet date, with lots of health benefits, is classified among the fruits with high amounts of Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium and vitamins which are necessary for a healthy body.

This fruit, being a rich source of Iron, is one of the best treatments for Anemia.

Date fruit also is considered as a nutritious food beneficial for those who exercise professionally.

Doctors believe that daily consumption of date fruit can remove severe constipation and works as a laxative drug!

Its fiber has positive and direct effects at digestive system functions making date fruit useful for all age groups. Date fruit is a sweet fruit the limited consumption of which is recommended to those with diabetes.

This nutritious food prevents fat accumulation improving immune system against diseases. Date fruit consumption helps regulating Thyroid gland and is antibacterial, too.

This food helps a better digestion and, also, its calcium content contributes to bone strength.

It’s better to eat one sate fruit daily because it helps better blood circulation. Date consumption with yoghourt is very nutritious and is the best food for those suffering from Anemia.

It should be noted that excessive date consumption can lead to high blood pressure and cause weight-gain and decay.

Vitamins in Iran Dates

Dates are a good source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5. B6 and Vitamin C.

the major vitamins of date fruit are mentioned below:

Vitamin A

The Vitamin A in dates is known to have antioxidant properties and is important for improved vision. Vitamin A is also necessary to maintain healthy and glowing skin. Dates are very helpful in preventing night blindness which is one of best known health benefits of Dates. 

Vitamin B6

Dates are a rich source of Vitamin B6 which has been proved to improve brain performance and related test scores.

Vitamin C

Regular date Fruit consumption to some extent removes different diseases induced by the lack of vitamin C in the body such as fatigue especially in the winter.

Vitamin E

The Vitamin E in the Dates Fruit is a key to boost immune system and protect cells from damage. Also, latest research has shown that date Fruit due to its high amount of vitamin E has direct influence on preventing cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cataracts, and many other.

Iranian Dates

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, Wet Zahedi Dates, Dry Zahedi Dates, Kabkab Dates, Sayer Dates, Rabbi Dates, Lulu Dates, Shahani Dates, and others.


Mazafati Date     Iranian Mazafati Dates

Mazafati or Mozafati Date is one of Iranian dates types which is known as Bam Date, Rotab Date & Kimia Date. This wet date is the most popular and biggest-selling soft date fruit in the world. Organic Mozafati date has an attractive appearance with the great taste and flavor for the majority of Mozafati consumers. You never get the bad feel of eating Mazafati Date Pieces. The Soft texture, pleasant black color, delicious flavor and high moisture are all of the special features of this Rotab date. Mozafati Dates are available in three types: Fresh & Semi Fresh & Dry.



 Piarom DatePiarom Dates

Piarom Date or Maryami Date is another type of Iranian semi-dried Date. This Date is cultivated organically and free of pesticides and chemicals. Piarom Dates have dark brown skin which is fully attached to the flesh. If you consume this date type once you are getting permanent consumer because of very good taste and unique appearance. Piarom Date is one of the most expensive varieties of date in the world same as Medjool Date. The moisture of Piarom date is under 15 % that can be kept at room temperature for more than 1 year. The package of Piarom dates are 10Kg and 500g Telescopic Cartons, 500g Clear Box.


Rabbi Date Rabbi Dates 

Rabbi date is very popular all round the world, so that it is sale before its harvesting. Rabbi Date has semi soft, with dark brown color and long in size. The moisture of Rabbi dates is max 15% so keep Rabbi dates at room temperature for more than1 year. We do the special process of production for Rabbi Dates to give the best quality to our clients. The production process of premium rabbi dates is as follow:

  • Washing & Drying Completely of All Dates Pieces by Machine
  • Sorting and Grading of All Dates Pieces by Machine
  • Double Sorting of All Dates Pieces in The Quality by Hands
  • Waxing / Polishing of All Dates Pieces by Oil Food (If Customer Request)
  • Fumigation Under Airtight Vacuum Chamber
  • Packing in Bulk & Retail/Private label
  • Wrap Plastic Around the Cartons (Shrinkage Wrap)
  • Load Into Dry Container or Reefer Container


Zahedi DatesZahedi Date

Zahedi (Zahidi) Date can be considered as the most frequently used kind of Date fruit in Iran. The Date is a wet and dry fruit with yellowish color that is so effective for diabetic patients because of the low percent of sugar. Zahedi date comes in 2 types: Wet Zahidi Date (plastic bags of 30 kg) and Dry Zahidi Date (Cartons boxes of 5 Kg, 10 kg and 500g Telescopic Cartons, 500g Clear Box) that can be kept at room temperature for more than 1 year. The stock of Zahedi Dates (wet date & dry dates) are available into dry container.





Kabkab DateKabkab Dates

Kabkab Date is one of the most important and most delicious type of semi dry dates in the world. This wet date is very sweet in taste, soft in texture, dark brown in skin color. Kabkab dates come in two types: uncompressed Kabkab dates & compressed Kabkab Date. The package of Kabkab date is in different weights of 1 kg to 10 kg. Kabkab dates are very delicious and energetic, and in autumn and winter, they are one of the most important consumables in Iran country. Kabkab dates are consumed more internally and partly of them export to different countries such as the United States, Russia, India, Pakistan and other countries.



Sayer DateSayer Dates

Sayer Date (Persian:  سایر‎; also called Sair Date & Stamaran Date) are one of famous Iranian dates which about 40% of the annual share of Iranian dates exports belongs to sayer date. The date is a semi-dry type which color is yellow but at ripening stage is amber-colored and reddish brown. Stamaran Dates have great popularity in Russia, Canada, Australia, England Zealand because of high sugar and low cellulose. Iranian sayer dates are assorted according to size and diameter, to below grades: FAQ, GAQ, Grade B, Select, Super select Jumbo in pitted or un-pitted and chopped. Sayer dates have max 16% of moisture with the shelf life more than 12 months if store at good condition. The packaging of Sayer date is in 5 - 10 kg cartons and cellophane packs in different weights.



Shahani DateShahani Dates

Shahani date is one of the date types in Iran. This date is Long and cylindrical with size of 3 - 5 cm. Shahani date color is yellow to light brown with moisture under 25%. Shahani dates due to high amount of sweets and low price export to different countries such as India, UAE, Denmark, Bahrain, Germany, Oman, Afghanistan and other countries. Shahani date uses more in compressed shape with the shelf life of one year. The weight of package is from 1 kg to 10kg.




Kaloute DateKalute Dates

Kaloute Date (Kaliteh Date, Kalute Date, Kali Date) is one other type of fresh dates or wet dates in Iran that is same as fresh mazafati date. The two fresh dates (Kali & Mazafati) are similar in sweet taste, soft texture, large size, high shelf life (12 – 18 months) & package of retail /bulk and even in keeping condition (at 0 - 5 ° C temperature) but the kalute price is very lower than Mozafati price. Of course kali dates have special features that include low moisture, high fiber & brown color. Kalute date has a growing market in the most countries such as Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, India, Russia, UAE & Chile.  



Iranian Dates Specification









Shelf Life

Harvest Time-2021

Piarom Date





3 - 5


Cool & Dry Place

18 Months


Mazafati Date


       Fresh &Semi Fresh



2 - 4

14% – 25 %

At 4C temperature

18 Months


Barhi Date




Light Yellow

2 - 4


At 1C temperature

2 Weeks


Rabbi Date





3 - 5


Cool & Dry Place

18 Months


Lulu Date







Cool & Dry Place

18 Months


Zahedi Date




Light Brown



Cool & Dry Place

18 Months


Sayer Date







Cool & Dry Place

18 Months


Shahani Date




Light Brown



Cool & Dry Place

12 Months


Kabkab Date



Long, Oval, Round




Cool & Dry Place

18 Months


Kalooteh Date






14-17 %

At 4C temperature

18 Months


Khasoei Date




Light Brown



Cool & Dry Place

18 Months


  • Date Fruit Production In Iran

    In recent years Iran is always one of the leading countries in date production in the world with annual production statistics  more than 1,303,000 metric tons in 2021. Date palm is grown mainly in South ,South East, and South West of  the Iran . There exists a good opportunity and a large potential for trade in this commodity in Iran. In areas where frosts do not occur the Date palm is the most characteristic representative of irrigation agriculture.

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  • Iranian Dates Exporter

    Iran is one of the largest producers and exporters of dates all around the world. Dates are one of the most important agricultural products in Iran. Iran has the high production potential of date due to the high favorable climate conditions and soil. Iran has 15% of date production and 21% of the world's cultivating date. According to global statistics, more than 7 million tons of dates are produced annually in more than 38 countries, most of which date growers are West Asian and North African countries. Iran, with an annual production of more than 1 million tons of dates, is among the countries of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Algeria as the major producing countries.

    The world's annual trade volume of date is more than $ 1.2 billion, and Iran is one of the world's largest exporters of dates. Iranian dates and products of dates are exported to more than 87 countries. Countries of destination for the export of Iranian dates include Belarus, Macedonia, Latvia, Austria, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Spain, Australia, Slovakia, South Africa, Afghanistan, Albania, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Ukraine, USA , Italy, Bahrain, Brazil, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Czech Republic, Syria, Republic of Korea, Moldova, Central Africa, China, Denmark, Romania, Japan, Singapore, Senegal, Somalia, Sweden, Switzerland, Chile, Serbia, Iraq, Oman, Russian Federation, France, Finland,Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Canada, Croatia, Kuwait, Georgia, Lebanon, Poland, Lithuania, Malta, Malaysia, Hungary, Egypt, Mexico, Mauritius, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, India, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Greece is.

    During the year, Date fruit accounts for a large volume of agricultural exports and is one of the five major agricultural exports of Iran. Exports of this product from Iran are generally located in nine categories of Mazafati (Mozafati) Dates, Sayer Dates, Rabbi Dates, Shahani Dates, Kabkab Dates, Piarom (Maryami) Dates, Zahedi (wet & dry) Dates, Lulu Dates and Kali Dates and among them, Mazafati date has been a major share of exports and Piarom (Maryami)dates are the most expensive export date in Iran.

    Date products are used directly in meals such as breakfast and in foods and desserts also used indirectly in various industries such as alcoholization, citric acid production, yeast, etc. Therefore, the market for the industrial consumption of these dates products are expanding.

    Some of Iran's date products include date powder sugar, date liquid sugar, date syrup, date paste, date juice concentrate, date vinegar, dried date powder, chopped date, industrial pitted date and other date products.

    Ario co as one of the prominent Iranian supplier and exporter of Date fruits and Products of them in internal and international markets have had impressive record in this field. Ario co use of modern technologies, equipped cold storage and considering national and international interests has become a reliable and valid supplier and exporter company of Date fruit and successfully has managed to attract foreign markets.
    The main purpose of us is providing and supplying high quality products, customer’s satisfaction and consequently a useful and efficient trade in the world.

  • Iran Dates Products

    Date SugarDate Powder Sugar

    Date sugar is a natural sugar that found more in natural food stores since it is less processed than more conventional sugars. Date Powder Sugar is 100 % natural and pure of pitted date flesh and is without any preservative or additive. The flavor of date sugar is only date, no rancid of off-flavor, sweet & mild. Date sugar uses as a natural sweetener for confectioneries, bakery, beverages (cola, tea, coffee), homemade cake and also add to recipes also uses as the natural flavor & sweetener in food & beverage industries such as confectionery, bars, snacks, chocolate, vegan chocolate, protein powder, dairy, ice creams, baked goods, baby foods, alcoholic beverage, isotonic & energetic beverages and other food & beverage industries. 


    Date PasteDate Paste

    Date Paste is a natural sweetener (No added Sugar) with highly nutritious for consumption of home and industries. Date Paste is produced of Pitted Mazafati Dates with soft tissue. It is Vegan, 100% Natural of Mazafati date, and is also 100 % Pitted. Date Puree is Pasteurized or Un- Pasteurized (Raw Date Paste) and there is not any preservative or additive. Date Pate is free from any cooked, metallic, fermented or other undesirable off odors. Iranian Date Paste is free from musty, moldy, earthy, and other undesirable off-flavors.


    Date SyrupDate Syrup

    Date syrup is a natural sweetener in your drinks, desserts, salad dressings and baking. Date Syrup is 100% vegan, natural, pure, organic and wholesome from organic Kabkab dates. It is extracted directly from Kabkab dates pieces and is not added any additive. So organic date molasses has the high percent of the nutritional value of dates. Date syrup is always available in the whole year with packaging of retail and bulk.


    Date Juice ConcentrateDate Juice Concentrate

    Date Juice Concentrate is condensed water from extracting juices of date that is manufactured during thermal and refining processes. Date concentrate taste is rather sweet and slightly pickled (Sour and sweet taste). The brix of date juice concentrate is 70 %. Date juice concentrate is an essential ingredient in industries of juice, medicine and cosmetics. This concentrate is produced with full automatic devices and packed in an aseptic bags and then packed in metal barrels.


    Date VinegarDate Vinegar

    Date Vinegar is very delicious and awesome for the recipes. For having a fantastic flavor in salads, pasta, stews, sauce of meat/fish or any recipes use date vinegar. You never get the bad feel of eating date vinegar. Our date vinegar manufactures of Iranian date pieces with natural and pure flavor of dates. The Date Vinegar is black – brown in color, semi-sweet in taste and is also without any additives or preservative or color. Iranian Date Vinegar is available in bulk quantity for the industries of Food & Beverage. This delicious vinegar with acidic taste is in varieties packages of crystal bottles, bulk and can.

    Date Liquid SugarDate Liquid Sugar

    Date Liquid Sugar is a natural sweetener produced from date syrup after extraction, refinement and taking our pectin. protein, fiber and pigment compounds with no additives. Date Liquid Sugar with 72-78 brix, includes 73% sugar. Its main sugars are Glucose and Fructose with equal percentage which are same as honey so it's considered as a healthy sweetener. Also it is competitive commercially to the other natural sweetener like honey, considering all of these, it can be a good alternative for sucrose sugar in food industries such as soft drinks & Beverages, Bakery, confectionery and ice cream. Also it can be used as healthy sweeteners in daily home usage instead of white sugar.



    Pitted Sayer DatesIndustrial Pitted Dates

    Industrial pitted dates are sayer dates variety, semi-dry with the exceptional taste & soft texture and moisture less than 16%, pitted by hand. Pitted sayer dates have naturally high in sugar, fiber and minerals and are packaged without additives or preservatives. These pitted dates are the best sweetener for industries of food, confectionery & bars & snacks & chocolate & dairy& ice creams & baked goods & baby foods & alcoholic beverage and cereal processing. Pitted sayer dates are semi-dry, black-brown, soft texture and the shelf life of it is 12 months from date production. The package of pitted dates is cartons of 10 kg or 25kg vacuum bags.

  • Other Types of Iranian Dates

    Lulu Date

    Lulu DatesLulu dates are one of the most popular types of export dates in Iran. This dried date is attractive for many customers due to its beautiful appearance and tasteful customer taste. Lulu dates, like other date varieties, have different medicinal and therapeutic properties that are effective in the treatment of various diseases, including the treatment of anemia. The phosphorus in the opium dates makes lively nerve cells more secure, hence it is used to treat neurological diseases and relax more in traditional medicine. Lulu date has the moisture under 15% and stores in room temperature with the shelf life more than 12 months. Lulu dates are available in retail and bulk package.


    Rotab Kabkab Date

    Rotab Kabkab DateKabkab Rotab Date is one of the sweetest and most delicious type of fresh dates in Iran. Rotab kabkab date is soft wet type of kabkab with yellow and light brown color. This golden rotab date is very popular in Iran because of soft texture, high syrup and unique taste. You never get the bad feel of eating Kabkab Rotab Date but it is very pleasant and tasty and you dissolve it in the mouth very easy. The shelf life of Iran rotab dates is 12 months if keep it in cool place. The package of this rotab date is small plastic buckets with lids from 500 grams to 1 kg, a mother carton contains 10/12 buckets.


    Yellow Khalal Barhi Date  

    Yellow Khalal Barhi DateYellow Khalal Barhi Dates grow and harvest lovingly in Iran. Khalal Barhi dates are one of the most delicious and sweet fresh and soft dates in the markets of Iran and world. Yellow Barhee dates have an attractive appearance with a great taste and flavor appealing to the majority of fresh dates consumers. Eating yellow barhi date never makes you feel bad but you always keen to eat it. The soft texture, pleasant yellow color, delicious flavor, full of juice, being crisp, high moisture and good source of energy, sugar and minerals are all the special features of this fresh yellow date.

  • Iran Dates Export Value in 2021

    Iranian Dates Export Value in 2021 to the whole world is more than 170,000,000 U SD according aggregated market access indicators in ITC. Iran has always been at the top of the major date exporting countries. Announced by FAO in 2021, Iran (Islamic Republic of) is the third country of date production in the world with annual production more than 1,303,000 metric tons. Iran is one of the oldest and well-trust and diverse dates exporter to the world. There are various types of Iranian dates which have the high demand in the around the world: Bam Mazafati Dates, Sayer Dates (Pitted & Un-pitted), Rabbi Dates, Piarom Dates, Kalute Dates, Zahedi Dates, Lulu Dates, Shahani Dates, Yellow Khalal Barhi Dates, Kabkab Rotab Dates and Medjool dates.

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