Shahani dates are another popular and well known dates in Iran. Almost all Iranians, especially those who have always been in their food basket and have a relative knowledge of dates and some of their varieties, are well aware of Shahani dates.
Shahani dates are one of the varieties of Iranian date palm cultivated in Iran. The palm dates are slender and with a narrow tip and are often light brown in color, although they are dark brown and slightly yellowish.
Shahani dates are also known by other names in Iran, mainly known as Shawani in Minab, or Shoni in Jahrom and Firoozabad, or even in the name of Shani dates in southern cities such as Bandar Abbas and Haji Abad.
Although shahani dates is found and cultivated in various cities in Iran, its main destination is Fars province and especially Jahrom. More than 95 percent of date palms that are grown and cultivated in Jahrom County are shahani dates palms.
Dates are considered to be part of the wet date palm, but also semi-wet and dry. These dates are very sweet and have high nutritional value, and are one of the best-selling dates in Iran.
Sometimes these dates are consumed as khark. The Khark is also quite sweet and has no special flavor.
Of course, shahani dates have a lot of sales and exports, and therefore have always been in demand abroad. These dates are mainly packed in the same province of Fars and Jahrom with the usual packaging of 2 to 10 kg cartons and finally marketed.
Major exports of this type of dates can be counted to neighboring countries. But fortunately in recent years some of these dates have been exported to European and American countries.
The harvest season is autumn. After harvesting dates, many of the expensive industry in this field, they immediately pack and sell. Fortunately, these dates can be stored in covered warehouses for several months at a time.
shahani dates are not generally divided into different categories. This means that shahani dates is the same as the date defined by the shape and shape of the brown, slightly darker or lighter, having the same property and having the same taste.
The only way to differentiate shahani dates is the size or volume of each date. These dates are sometimes categorized by the same criteria and are known as first and second degree. First class is the larger date, which in some companies also includes the healthier type. I mean, it looks pretty crunchy or good looking.
The quadrant type is slightly smaller in size and size and may vary in packaging. Therefore, one should not make too much of a difference between them in terms of the first and second class or the type of date palm product.
It should be noted, however, that these dates are mainly cultivated in Fars province and sometimes in Kerman province, and the type of climate can affect the quality of these dates.
For this reason, most people believe that Jahrom shahani dates are the best dates in Iran.
As we have explained, dates are kings that are harvested in both humid and semi-humid conditions, and even Kharg is available. These dates are about 40 mm long and 18 mm wide under normal conditions. This product is very similar to Rabi dates and is sometimes mistaken for these dates, though it is easy to see in brown These palms and thinner shapes than the Rabi dates can be distinguished.
Palm dates are rich in minerals, iron and magnesium and are known in traditional medicine as a calming medication and heart rate regulator.
Contrary to some consumers' opinion, dates do not have high cholesterol levels and cause positive blood cholesterol levels. Because of its abundant iron, it is a hematopoietic and very useful for people with anemia. It is also useful for the stomach and digestive system because of its high fiber content. Shahani dates are harvested as described in the autumn season and are usually sold in the same season. Palm dates produce a great variety of palm trees and are one of the most fertile palm trees.
After harvesting in packing factories, first the sourcing or separation is done and then these dates are packed in 2, 3 and sometimes 5 or even 10k for overseas sales, mainly in cartons, The packaging work is done. Thousands of royal dates enter the domestic and foreign markets each year and some customers already order this product. The main market for these dates or the courier dates in our country and neighboring Muslim countries is mainly the holy month of Ramadan. However, a certain export range of this product is also exported to American and European countries.
In Jahrom, Fars Province itself, these dates are also widely sold. Of course, these dates are not just for edible use or eating the dates themselves. It is soured from these dates and processed products are also used. Sometimes dates are crushed or crushed or crushed to provide the sweetness of some natural produce. It should be noted, however, that kings have relatively high sugar content. Although this sugar is natural and has no harm to synthetic sugar, it should also be cautious about excessive consumption.
The prices of Shahani dates are set annually in accordance with the Association of Date Traders in Fars Province. Usually, parameters such as the quantity of supply and demand or the harvest of the product and of course the economic factors and the exchange rate affect the price of dates.
Fortunately, with the introduction of technology into the business of many date companies, many intermediaries have been removed from the market and this has led to a more realistic end-to-end price in the palm market, including the Shahani date palm.