Phoenix dactylifera is the scientific name of palm dates. The chewy texture of the fruit with candy-like sweetness is recognized as a revitalizing staple food. The dates fruits are so popular and necessary in Iran that it is sometimes considered as the “bread of the dessert.” The origination of the dates goes back to the Middle East and food experts claim that there are about 3,000 varieties of this staple food of the dessert countries. Because of the numerous varieties of this fruit, dates fruit Exporters are always found to exert themselves for flourishing dates fruit business across the world.
The date palm is indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa desert countries. During the late 1800s, settlers from Southwestern America discovered parallel environments appropriate for date fruits farming. For thriving, date palms in late summer or autumn require a hot atmosphere, water access, and a parched climate.
Dates are most often picked when they are almost dry and are ripened in several phases. The initial stage is called khalalstage when dates remain juicy but somewhat sweet and get sweeter after they are left for several days. Then they step into the second stage called tamarstage when they becomes less firm and attain all the benefits of Dates. Most of the date lovers like dates when they get into a very sweet and soft phase called rutabstage.
One of the greatest compliments of dates is its sweetness. They are also a great dessert option. Dates are considered to be a reasonable source of nourishment like wheat, rice, and potatoes. They can be preserved easily because of their dryness and extended shelf life. Lately, Iran has been an important worldwide producer of dates. More than 400 date types are produced here.