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Halawi date, a traditional and caramel-like Iran date, is introduced on this page for date buyers and enthusiasts!

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If you want to know “What is a Halawi fruit?” and “Which country produces the best dates in the world?” this article is the best guide. 

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What Are Halawi Dates?

Halawi is an Arabic word which means “Sweet.” Dates are famous for their sweet taste. Therefore, Halawi is a good name for this date variety!

It’s noteworthy that Halawi dates are available for sale in the USA under “Drumming.”

Halawi is a lesser-known semi-dried date fruit in Iran’s market but famous in Arabian, American, and European countries. 

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Halawi is a relatively early-ripening date. It is harvested in July-August. Halawi date is resistant to rain and humidity during harvesting. The fruit has a long shelf life, so if the conditions are favorable, it can be kept for several months and is easy to transport. 

These features encourage date exporters to add Halawi dates to their export date list. 

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Where Do Halawi Dates Come From?

Halawi dates origin is Iraq. Halawi date trees were cultivated in Iraq for the first time. 

This particular date variety has been cultivated in southern Iraq for centuries and remains a prominent crop in the region today. They are the second most abundant type of palm trees in southern Iraq and are regarded as the finest variety exported from that region.

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While it has found its way to other parts of the globe, it flourishes most in dry environments and strongly resists humidity and rainfall. Its origins trace back to the former Ottoman Empire.

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However, it’s also been a long time since Iran produces Halawi dates for export. Iran is a leading Halawi date producer and exporter to many countries as it has a warm and dry environment. 

See also  Iran Mazafati Dates

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The following cities in Khuzestan Province of Iran produce Halawi dates for export:

  • Abadan
  • Khorramshahr
  • Ahvaz 
  • Shadegan

Hormozgan Province in Iran also cultivates Halawi dates. 

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Halawi Date Review

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Scientific NamePhoenix dactylifera
All NamesHalawi Drumming (in the USA)
OriginIraq Khuzestan Province, Iran
CategorySemi-dried
MoistureLow
ShapeOval
Elongated
ColorGolden brown
TasteSweet
Buttery-taste
Caramel-like
It melts quickly in the mouth
SkinThin
Fragile
Wrinkled  at the end of ripening
Firmly attached to the meat
FleshSemi-soft
Slightly thicker
Moderately fibrous
Golden
Chewy
CoreOne Core
Oval
Hard
Large
Elongated
Gray-white
Core-to-flesh adhesion is medium
SizeSmall to Medium
Harvest TimeA relatively early-ripening date July-August
Shelf LifeLong

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What Is the Difference Between Medjool and Halawi Dates?

Halawi and Medjool are both semi-dried, oval, elongated, and wrinkled with a sweet taste. However, they have some differences, mentioned below.

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Halawi Dates vs Medjool

 Halawi DateMedjool Date
OriginIraq
Iran
Morocco North African regions
Moisture15%~20%30%~45%
SizeSmall to mediumLarge to very large
ColorGolden brownAmber to reddish brown
Sugar contentLower sugar content than MedjoolHigher sugar content than Halawi
Texture  Soft and chewy, with a texture that is similar to caramelA firmer texture and denser than Halawi dates

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Halawi Dates Price

Halawi date price is not fixed in Iran and other markets. It depends on several factors, including demand and supply, weather conditions, inflation, quality and grade, transportation, packaging, etc.

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Are Halawi Dates Good for You?

Are Halawi dates healthy? Halawi date nutrition facts are extensive, like all other date varieties.

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Here’s a table summarizing some of the potential benefits of Halawi dates.

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Halawi Date Benefits

BenefitDescription
Nutrient-richExcellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Energy boostHigh natural sugar content provides a quick energy boost.
Digestive healthRich in dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and regularity.
Heart healthMay improve triglyceride profiles and reduce heart risks.
Bone healthContains minerals like calcium and phosphorous for bones.
Anemia preventionGood source of iron, potentially aiding in preventing anemia.
Antioxidant propertiesContains antioxidants that combat free radicals.
Skin and vision healthVitamins A and K are beneficial for skin and eyes.
Muscle functionProvides potassium and magnesium for muscle health.
Immune supportAmino acids and vitamins bolster the immune system.
Natural sweetenerCan be used as a healthier alternative to refined sugar.

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Halawi Dates Near Me

Amoot Iranian Trading Company is a leading Iran date supplier and Halawi exporter.

Amoot supplies Halawi dates for the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Russia, Arabic countries, etc.

Amoot Company sources the dates from large palm groves in the south of Iran, then sorts them based on size, weight, and quality to provide the highest possible quality of dates for foreign buyers.

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Various types of boxes are designed and produced by Amoot’s team to meet the customers’ needs, including:

  • Paperboard small boxes
  • Cardboard mother cartons
  • Plastic containers
  • Metal tins
  • Flexible bags

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Private logo packaging is possible. We can make the packages based on your preferences and company brand to avoid re-packaging costs.

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We have strong relationships with transportation companies. Therefore, we can ship your date cargo on time and with the minimum cost to any destination worldwide.

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Message our experts for more data about Iran dates and Halawi date fruit. We are ready to inform you!

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