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Zahidi Dates also known as Zahedi dates are just one of the varieties of dates lovingly produced in Iran -
History: Although cultivated in a number of regions of Iran, the most extensive production of Zahedi dates takes place in Dashtestan, a city in Bushehr province. Bushehr province is located in the south of the country, where the weather is hot and dry and has lead to the province being a prominent producer of date palms. In fact, date palms are the only produce in Bushehr province that are exported. Bushehr's economy, therefore, is largely dependent on palm cultivation, and has around 16,250 acres dedicated to this effort.
Description: Zahedi dates are thick, small, oval dates, about 3.5cm in size. Zahedi dates have a distinctive appearance; they are hard, shiny and dried up, sometimes their skins sticks to the flesh and sometimes, based on weather (heat, humidity), the fruit skin will separate from the fleshy part. They range from yellow to light brown in colour depending on ripeness. With a moisture content of less than 14%, lower than that of other varieties, they are considered a dried fruit. Order Now