The pearl of Persia: Mazafati from Bam. Delicate and rich flavor, with notes of caramel. Our customers are amazed by the sweet and soft melting of this unique date. Harvested every year in Bam, a mountainous region of Iran. No preservatives or chemical additives are added. The dates are free from glucose and not heat treated making it a fresh, raw, qualitative product….
The Mazafati grows in an oasis near the historic citadel of Bam in Iran, at an altitude of 1200 meters, which is unusual for date palms. It is the most famous place for high quality Mazafati.
The Citadel of Bam before the earthquake of december 26, 2006
The Bam region has around 28000 Hectares of the lands under the harvest of mazafati date from which 5000 Hectares pertains to young palm trees. 120000 tons of the date is being harvested from the land annually.
The date palm may be the world’s oldest food-producing plant known to humans. Today commercial palms are grown in large irrigated stands. Date is harvested on 180,000 hectares of groves in Iran. Iran shares 20 percent or so of the world date production and is the largest date producer in the world.
HARVESTING AND STORAGE
In Iran, date harvesting time depends to the variety and starts in August, lasting to the end of October. The Mazafati is fully ripe at the end of the date season.
Type of Product and Conditions of Storing: Mazafati is one major species of fresh date with huge annual yield. The largest portion of this product is consumed in domestic markets, but due to production growth during the recent years steps have been taken for exporting this product.
Processing and Type of Packaging Mazafati Date: Mazafati date is mainly packaged with the traditional method. Immediately after harvesting in the groves the product is packed in small cartons and store at a constant temperature between 0-5 centigrade degree in fridges.
Health benefits of dates are uncountable, as this fruit is affluent in natural fibers and packed with vitamins and minerals. Low in fat and free from cholesterol, Mazafati dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. Dates are very low in calories and are extremely suitable for health conscious people and are good nourishment for the muscle development.
They are rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C, rich in potassium and reduced in sodium. Dates have high iron content and are very useful in treating anemia. They also have fluorine that slows down the process of tooth decay.
Soft dates improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids.
They are a good support in case of constipation or diarrhea, intestinal and colon disorders, heart problems.
It helps increase one’s sexual stamina.
Taking regularly, dates are beneficial for those who suffer from over slimming problem. Dates are excellent for alcoholic intoxication.
Dates are also said to help in improving eye sight and helps in curing night blindness as well.
TASTE and CONSERVATION
Among 20 kinds of Mazafati available in Europe, we selected for you our best ones, naturally gowned and harvested with no treatment or any addition! Their color is brown to black, with an extra soft and very generous flesh! Served with their pit of course to keep all the fresh goodness.
Natural soft caramel and chocolate reminder could be a description of the taste of this delicious fruit. The Mazafati is one of the most famous and best tasting varieties of dates.
Keeping the dates in a cold store in 5 ℃ temperatures makes them fresh for minimum one year and half.
Excellent to eat as they are, in addition of smoothies, for an original sauce salad or part of a main meal. They will provide you fiber, sugar and good taste for your amazing desserts… the way to enjoy these dates is beyond our imagination!
We keep them at a very affordable price, considering that good quality of food must be available for anybody.
Dates can be use without any imagination limits for your culinary creations.