Mazafati dates are one of the most well-liked dates among the different kinds of Iranian delicious dates. Popularly known as Kimia Dates and Bam dates, the date is the most delicious and earns 20% of the Iranian export resources.
The production of Mazafati found to be done in the Bam city of Kerman province. The region has around 28,000 hectares of land devoted to the producing of Mazafati dates, 5,000 hectares, of which is held in reserve for the young palm trees. The dates exporter gets paid a huge resources out of the dates.
The dates are soft, fleshy and dark in color. This sweet and juicy dates are typically about 2.5-4.5cm, with comparatively high moisture substance of 32-35%. They are eaten best when taken as fresh. Grown in Southern Iran mainly in Bam, Jiroft, Kahnuj, Nikshahr Saravan, Hajiabad and Iranshahr, these are fully ripened during the end of the seasons of the month of August-October. The Mazafati fully become ripe at the end of the date season.
Mazafati dates are one major species of fresh date in Iran and have a huge annual yield. It is estimated that 120,000 tons of the Mazafati dates are harvested annually. Primarily, this variety of date is consumed in domestic markets. Because of the increased production the Iranian dates suppliers in recent years, have been taken steps towards exporting also.
Quality may vary between a high quality date with a soft, thin texture and low quality date with a hard, dry texture. Iran produces one million tons of date fruit annually. There are 400 other kinds of dates, of which 50 are popular in the international markets and are exported throughout the world. Mazafati date palms can produce dates in production about 60 years.
Health benefits of the Nutritional content of the dates
Like other varieties, the sort of date is full of essential nutrients, including –vitamins (A, B, C and E), iron, minerals, potassium, manganese, protein, carbohydrates, and simple sugars.
Regular consumption of Mazafati dates helps boosting energy levels, reinforce nerves, take care of anaemia, enhance memory and awareness. Also the improvement of skin, right digestion, and heart health and prevention of indigestion and constipation are transformed into visible improvement.
The Seeds of Mazafati dates
Mazafati date seeds are made up of 7.7-9.7% oil, 7.17-9% moisture, 1.83-5.3% protein, 6.8-9.32% fat, 65.5% carbohydrates, 6.4-13.6% fiber and 0.89-1.57% ash. The fatty acids contained in the oil are 8% lauric, 4% myristic, 25% palmitic, 10% stearic, 45% oleic and 10% linoleic.
Furthermore, the non-drying oil substitute of the seed can be used in the dates factory cosmetic products such as soap. Other uses of the oil are to make charcoal, make necklaces. The charcoal is used as a raw material industry to produce detergents, shampoo, soap, laundry powder etc.
The strong antioxidant properties of Mazafati date seeds with high flavonoid and phenolic compounds is known as the sanctified seed for its many supposed cures. It strengthens the immune system, and fight infection, as well as act as an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory substance. The scientific researches have confirmed the health benefits of the seeds.