Zahedi Dates are the most low-priced dates fruit grown in Iran. Due to their cost-efficiency and easy-warehousing facilities, they are one of the most popular varieties at home as well as abroad. ‘Zahedi’, also recognized as ‘Ghasb’, is a kind of semi-dry date in light-brownish color. These round-shaped, fleshy and tasty date fruits contain lower moisture than the other varieties of date fruits.
Zahedi dates are grown abundantly in the tropical cities of Iran. Fars, Bushehr, Khuzestan, and Kerman are the four provinces in Iran where this variety is cultivated in huge amounts.
According to Persian and Arabic, the word ‘Zahedi’ signifies ‘Lots of Blessings’. These dates are very sweet as they contain a high amount of sugar. But these dates don’t harm your body because they hold natural sugar. In the food and beverage industries, Zahedi dates sugar is extensively used in producing foodstuffs and beverages. The percentage of meat in Zahedi Dates is about 6.35.
Generally, September is the harvesting period of Zahedi Dates. The unripped Zahedi date is known as ‘Kharak’ while the semi-clay Zahedi date is called ‘Rutab’. The ripe Zahedi date fruits are rich in various nutrients. Researches have proven lots of health benefits of Zahedi dates fruits. Therefore, they have a great demand in the market.
Health Benefits of Zahedi Dates
You can get benefitted in various ways by consuming Zahedi date fruits regularly. These lovely and sweet dates are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which should be taken every day for achieving or maintaining good health.