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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.

Here are the components of Zahedi date fruits:

  • Zahedi date fruits contain multiple Vitamins including vitamins B1, B2, C, and many more which are very much necessary for your regular activities.
  • Zahedi date fruits are rich in fiber. According to health experts, fiber plays a significant role in enhancing your digestive function, getting relief from constipation, and improving bowel movement. All of these functions are very much necessary for being fit and fine.
  • Zahedi date fruits contain natural sugar and natural fat which help reduce calories naturally.
  • Zahedi date fruits contain several minerals including Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, and Iron. All of these minerals provide energy to your body and help your organs to function properly.
  • Zahedi date fruits are a good source of Calcium, Potassium, as well as Magnesium which are essential to make your bones and muscles stronger and help you to stay away from the problem of Osteoporosis.
  • Zahedi date fruits are very much beneficial for reducing the negative cholesterol level which helps to enhance the functions of your heart. It is very helpful for removing cardiovascular obstructions.
  • Zahedi date fruits are rich in antioxidants which can destroy the inflammation or infections of your body. They also can keep you away from certain types of cancer.
  • Zahedi date fruits are one of the best sources of Iron. They keep you away from the problem of iron deficiency and so, they’re very much effective to stay away from anaemia.

So, if you want to maintain your health rightly, then consumption of a few Zahedi Dates is a must. It is an ideal fruit that can boost up your immunity to fight against viruses especially in this pandemic situation.