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EghtesadOnline: Date fruit is widely used around the world especially in the Middle East. Iran exports different types of dates, such as: Piarom, Kimia, Zahedi, and the like. Here, you will learn more about the export of dates and its various types

Different types of dates are produced in Iran and exported to other countries

There are two common types of dried dates and soft dates, each of which has its own distinctive properties with different types in its subset

Now, the different types of dates in the world and in Iran are introduced


As you know, dates are grown in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Piarom dates

Piarom is the most common export type that is widely sold in the world market. The Piarom palm date is very salt-tolerant, so it is cultivated in many lands.

Fructose is the main sugar of Piarom date, so it is easily used in metabolism. The highest quality Piarom dates can be found in Hajiabad groves of Hormozgan province.

Kimia dates

If you look at the export list of dates, you will see the name of Kimia or Bam dates. Mazafati dates are one of the most delicious types of dates in the world. The black color of this type of date indicates its quality. It is not a part of the nuts and its humidity varies between 14 and 36%.

These dates are rich in potassium and are useful for gastrointestinal diseases.

Gantar dates

Gantar date is dark brown and is oval with a wrinkled shape. It is obtained in September and October from the cities of Khuzestan and Hormozgan. Gentar dates are one of the best and most delicious exports of Behbahan.

Estameran/Sayer dates

Most of this type of dates has no kernel and are considered one of the sweetest types in the date export market. They are widely cultivated in southern cities of Iran. The sugar content of these dates is very high. (About 75%)

These dates are mostly exported to European countries. The type of this date is semi-dry and because it is the least damaged at ambient temperature, it accounts for about 45% of Iran's date exports.

The kernels of this date are easily separated and are literally a pleasant food. These dates are used as a natural sweetener in sweets or other foods.

Shahani dates

Most of the products of this date are consumed in the form of kharak (unripe date), because its sweetness is very high. A high percentage of Shahani dates are cultivated and harvested in Fars province. The Shahani palm tree, like its fruit, is different from other varieties. This date is elongated and has a narrow tip and is light brown in color. In Jahrom city, 40,000 tons of dates are produced annually, of which more than 10,000 tons are exported to foreign countries.

Zahedi dates

Other types of dates in Iran include Zahedi dates. It is classified as dried dates. This dates has a lot of fall and is kind of late-ripening. It is of very high quality and has favorable conditions for storage in warehouses and trucks. For this reason, it is one of the main export types of date of Iran.

Kabkaab dates

Unlike other dates, kebab dates have a bitter taste when they are unripe and kharak. This dates is planted and harvested a lot in Borazjan and also exists in other areas such as Tabas, Khormoj, and Behbahan. Economically, it is ranked fourth after Estameran, Shahani and Mazafati.

Rabbi dates

It is one of the most famous export dates in Sistan and Baluchistan province. It has the high shelf-life and therefore, it can maintain its quality in long transport even with no cold storage. The moisture of this dates is very low and its shape is large and its skin is shiny. It is reddish black.


Barhi dates

Barhi is the most desirable type of date in international trade and date export, which is mostly planted and harvested in Abadan and Khorramshahr cities. Strong aroma and small size distinguish this type of date from other types.

Khazravi dates

Khazravi is an early-ripening dates that can be consumed in the form of Kharak and Rotab. It is one of the soft dates that are mostly harvested in the cities of Jahrom, Kazerun, Dashtestan, and Ramhormoz.


How to purchase Iranian dates?

You can buy dates at a reasonable price from the Kimia Gold Company.

Kimia Gold Company with years of experience in selling dates can provide you with the best type of dates.

With branches in Iran, the UAE and France, the company is ready to sell dates in these countries.

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