Types of dates
About 400 varieties of dates are cultivated in Iran, but only some of them, mentioned bellow, because their tastes compose the major kinds.
Sayer Date :
This semi-dried date grows in the khozestan region. The coloring of this kind is dark brown and it is purchased by many countries.
Piarom Date (piyarom):
This semi-dried grows in Hormozgan region. The coloring of this kind is dark brown and it has a unique taste. The skin of piarom date is thin. The piarom date has a kind of sugar which is acceptable for diabetic people.
This dried date grows in Fars and Khozestan regions. The coloring of this variety is yellow. The zahedi date is used for industrial purpose because of its high sugar content.
This fresh date grows in Fars regions. The coloring of this variety is black and its taste is very delicious.
This fresh date grows in Kerman region. The coloring of this kind variety is black and its taste is very delicious.
Other kinds such as rabbi and shahani are also available.
Date syrup is extract of carefully selected mature wholesome dates harvested exclusively in clean unpoluuted regions of the Middle East. The exact is concentrated to a total solid content of 70% by weight and contains no additives or preservatives. Indeed its high suger content(over 64%) acts as a natural preserving agent and, when protected from moisture and extraneous contaminants, the syrup has an almost indifinite shelf life.
The color of date syrup is dark brown, similar to that of the naturally matured fruit. This color is the result of the interaction of the proteins with the reducing sugars of the dates and is enhanced by the high temperture of the environment in which the dates mature. Color formation is accompained by the developmet of a characteristic flavor and aroma due to the physiological processes of maturation. It is this distinct flavor with its underlying pleasant sweetness that makes date fruit and its products, like date syrup, so attractive.