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Gantar date is a well-recognized Iran date in foreign markets.

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Its round and appealing shape and delicious taste caused Gantar to become famous in various countries today. 

Iran produces and exports around 400 types of dates, including Mazafati, Piarom, Kabkab, Zahidi, Kalute, etc.

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Keep reading this page if you are eager to find out more data about one of the unique date varieties, Gantar, in Iran. 

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What Is Gantar Date?

Gantar, also known as “Ghantar” and “Ghandi,” is a type of semi-dried fruit grown in various regions of Iran. 

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It is a brown and round date fruit, which looks like a cherry

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Gantar is a high-quality Iran date variety primarily intended for export rather than domestic consumption within Iran’s market. It has become famous in European countries in recent years. 

One of the main features of the Gantar date that made this fruit perfect for export is its long shelf life. 

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The Khark of Gantar is ready in the middle of summer, and its utterly ripe fruit can be harvested at the end of summer and the first half of autumn. It is consumed at two ripeness stages, including Rutab and Tamar.

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Gantar Date Origin 

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Gantar date is cultivated in various Iran’s regions, including:

  • Khuzestan Province (specifically in Shadegan, Khorramshahr, Abadan, Ahvaz, and Behbahan Cities)
  • Bushehr Province  (Borazjan City) 
  • Fars Province (Darab and Kazerun Cities)
  • Hormozgan Province (Haji Abad City)

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However, Behbahan City produces most of the Gantar dates and is the hub of this date fruit in Iran. 

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Gantar Date Review

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Scientific NamePhoenix Dactylifera
All NamesGantar
Ghantar
Ghandi
Origin1. Khuzestan Province (Shadegan, Khorramshahr,
Abadan, Ahvaz, and Behbahan Cities)  

2. Bushehr Province (Borazjan City)

3. Fars Province (Darab and Kazerun Cities)
 
4. Hormozgan Province (Haji Abad City)
CategorySemi-dried
MoistureMedium
ShapeRound-oval
ColorLight to dark brown
TasteSweet
SkinMedium thickness
Wrinkled
FleshSoft
Chewy
Juicy
The flesh-to-kernel ratio is 7.93
CoreOne core
Small
Oval
Hard
Light brown
The core can be easily separated from the flesh
Weight9.5gr on average
SizeSmaller than other date varieties
Harvest Time First half of September
Shelf Life  Long shelf life
18 months (if kept in a cold and dry place)

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Iranian Gantar Date

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Gantar Date Price

The Gantar date price is not fixed. It depends on many factors, like the supply and demand, quality and grade of the dates, origin, packaging, transportation type, etc.

See also  Dates Exporters in Iran

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For instance, when packaged in metal containers, the price increases compared with other packages. Plastic containers are cheaper than metal tin, and paperboard boxes are the most affordable.

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Gantar Date Benefits

Gantar, like other date fruit varieties, is full of nutrition and a perfect choice to be used directly as a snack or added to other foods. 

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1. Fiber Content

Gantar dates are rich in fiber, aiding in relieving constipation.

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2. Magnesium

They contain magnesium, which helps reduce inflammation and boosts the immune system.

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3. Iron

Gantar dates combat anemia and prevents blood clotting, promoting heart health.

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4. Potassium

These dates are beneficial for managing blood pressure due to their potassium content.

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5. Nutrient-Rich

Gantar dates are a rich source of copper, vitamin K, manganese, selenium, and magnesium, supporting bone health and preventing osteoporosis.

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6. Vitamin A

They contain vitamin A, promoting muscle growth and protecting against eye diseases.

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7. Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to healthy skin, anti-aging effects, and hair loss prevention.

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8. Antioxidants

These dates are rich in antioxidants, which help combat free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.

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9. Vitamin K 

The combination of nutrients, including magnesium and vitamin K, promotes strong and healthy bones.

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Double-Sorted Iranian Dates at Amoot Company!

Amoot Iranian Trading Company is a famous fruit and date exporter based in Iran, with years of experience in date selling to European, Asian, and African countries. Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, India, China, and Arabian and CIS countries are some of Amoot’s top date buyers. 

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Quality and first-level packaging are important for us. We harvest dates from our large palm groves in Iran, check, double-source, and grade them to supply premium date fruits, all in one size, color, and shape. 

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Private packaging can be done for the date importers to avoid re-packaging costs. We can package the dates in small paperboard boxes, mother cartons, plastic containers, metal tins, or flexible bags. It depends on the buyers’ market and preferences.

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Interested in Gantar dates or other Iran date varieties? Feel free to contact Amoot’s team for information and date pricing details.

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