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If you want to import Mazafati dates or are a consumer and lover of Iran dates, I recommend you read this delicious article!

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All things you should know about Mazafati dates are explained here!

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What Is Mazafati Date?

Mazafati date is a famous variety of Iran dates in international markets, known for its sweet and gentle flavor.

Mazafati date is classified as a “drupe.” Its outer flesh surrounds one single core.

Numerous types of date palm trees are cultivated, each having distinctive characteristics. Varieties like Mazafati, Sayer, Medjool, Deglet Noor, Zahedi, Thoory, Kabkab, Rabbi, and Piarom are noteworthy due to their exquisite taste, delightful aroma, and exceptional quality.

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The Other Mazafati Date’s Names

Mazafati date is popular with some other names in global markets, mentioned below.

  • Bam date
  • Kimia
  • Rotab

Bam” is the most famous name after Mazafati, as this type of date fruit is primarily cultivated in Bam city in Iran.

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Iran Mazafat Dates for Export

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Where Are Mazafati Dates From?

Mazafati dates are cultivated in southern Iran, with the Bam city being the primary hub for production and global export.

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The following regions are the leading Mazafati date producers.

  • Bam city (Kerman province)
  • Reygan city (Kerman province)
  • Jiroft city (Kerman province)
  • Kahnuj city (Kerman province)
  • Anbarabad city (Kerman province)
  • Baravat city (Kerman province)
  • Qaleh Ganj city (Kerman province)
  • Saravan city (Sistan & Baluchestan province)
  • Iranshahr city (Sistan & Baluchestan province)

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As mentioned, most Mazafati dates of Iran are cultivated in Bam city of Iran. In the city of Bam, 10 thousand hectares of land are dedicated to cultivating Mazafati dates in Bam. Around 120,000 MT of Mazafati dates are produced annually in Bam city.

Mazafati dates can be grown well in Bam because of the soil, weather, and water conditions in Bam city that create a suitable environment for Mazafati date cultivation.

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In addition to Mazafati, Iran cultivates other types of premium date fruits, such as Piarom, Kabkab, Zahidi, Shahani, Sayer, Kalute, Lulu, etc. Iran produces over 1 million MT dates per year.

To find more data about all famous Iran date varieties, click “Iran Dates.”

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Iran date fruits

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Mazafati- the Most Famous Type of Iran Date

What is the most popular type of date in Iran?

Most Iranian people love Mazafati dates, especially the residents of Iran’s southern parts, who are the producers of Mazafati.

In the southern regions of Iran, each person eats around 25 kg of dates annually, while in other parts of the country, each person consumes about 1 kg of dates per year. Mazafati dates comprise a significant portion of Iran’s yearly date consumption in Iran.

See also  The Sweet Gold of Iran!

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Mazafati Dates of Iran.

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Mazafati dates are a popular snack among Muslims during Ramadan. During this holy month, Muslims fast from dawn until sunset, refraining from eating or drinking.

After a long day of fasting, Mazafati dates provide a quick and energizing source of nourishment, making them a valuable choice to break the fast between the pre-dawn meal (Sahar) and the evening meal (Iftar).

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What Are the Characteristics of Mazafati Dates?

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Mazafati Date Review

No.ItemDescription  
1Scientific NamePhoenix Dactylifera
2All NamesMazafati date
Bam date
Kimia
Rotab (Rutab)
3OriginMostly in the Bam City, Kerman Province, Iran

And many other regions in Iran like:
Saravan
Baravat
Ghale Ganj
Iran Shahr
Jiroft
etc.
4CategoryFresh
Semi-fresh  
Dry
5MoistureFresh: Max 25%
Semi-fresh: Max 20%
Dry: Max 16%
6ShapeOval-cylindrical
7ColorDark purple to black
8TasteSweet
Caramel-like
Chocolaty 
9SkinThick
Silky
Shiny
Wrinkle free
Slightly cling to the flesh
10FleshSoft
Meaty
Juicy
11KernelOne single Core
Oval
Hard
It makes up 5.6–14.2% of the date’s weight
It consists of 7.7 to 9.7% of oil
12Weight8 to 13 gram
13SizeMedium to large
14Length2.5 to 4.5 cm
15Harvest Time Late July to the late October
16Shelf Life12-18 months, depending on storage conditions

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Mazafati dates produced in Iran

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Mazafati Date Nutrition Facts

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What are Mazafati dates made of?

No.ItemNutrition Facts per 100 gram Mazafati
1Calorie275
2Carbohydrates50g
3Total Fat
4Protein2.5g
5Calcium75mg
6Iron2.5mg
7Potassium635mg

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Which Is the Best Dates in the World?

Iran Mazafati date is the most famous date variety worldwide for the following reasons.

  • Sweet taste
  • High nutrition
  • Natural sugar
  • A source of energy
  • High humidity
  • High juice

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How to Store Mazafati Dates?

Due to Mazafati date’s high humidity, they are sensitive to storage conditions.

It’s essential to store Mazafati dates at a cold temperature ( -5 to +5 degrees Celsius) to maintain their quality. The place of date storage should be dry too.

So, it is vital that date suppliers keep the date cargo in ref-warehouses and export dates in ref-containers.

If the Mazafati date is kept in an ideal cold and dry place, it can remain safe for up to 18 or even 24 months!

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Iranian Mazafati Date in Amoot cold warehouses

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How Do You Eat Mazafati Dates?

Mazafati dates can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

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Snack!

When it comes to snacking, these dates are a favorite, particularly during the fasting month of Ramadan. Mazafati dates offer a quick, energy-boosting way to break the fast.

Mazafati Date of Ian for Snack

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Appetizers!

Beyond snacking, Mazafati dates are also used in cooking to add flavor and sweetness to dishes. One classic Iranian dish that features these dates is Ranginak. It is very famous in southern parts of Iran. Ranginak consists of Mazafati, flour, butter, walnut, cardamom and cinnamon powder.

Ranginak is a Mazafati appetizer

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Stuffed Mazafati!

Mazafati dates can be stuffed with chopped walnuts, almonds, chocolates, pistachios, etc.

Mazafati can be filed with pistachio

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Chocolate Covered Mazafati!

Cover Mazafati dates with melted chocolate and coat them in coconut or pistachio powder. It is a quick-to-make snack- full of energy!

Mazafati is covered with chocolate.

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Mazafati Energy Balls!

Pit the dates and mix them in a mixer. You can add some sesame or chopped walnuts to the dates.

Then, shape them into small balls.  You can set them in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. After that, roll them in the shredded coconut.

Mazafati balls as snack

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Read more Mazafati date recipes!

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What Is the Difference between Mazafati and Medjool Dates?

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Mazafati and Medjool dates are different.

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Mazafati vs. Medjool

No.ItemMazafati DateMedjool Date
1OriginBam city, Kerman province, IranMiddle East and North African regions
2CategoryFresh – semi-fresh – drySemi-dry
3TasteSweet
Caramel-like
Sweet
Caramel-like
4MoistureFresh: Max 25%
Semi-fresh: Max 20%
Dry: Max 16%
Around 22%-26%
5ColorDark purple to blackAmber to reddish brown
6ShapeOvalOval
Long
7SkinThick
Silky
Shiny
Wrinkle free
Slightly cling to the flesh
Wrinkled Textured
Velvety skin
8FleshMeaty
Juicy
Soft
Thick
Sticky flesh
Soft
Plump
Chewy Fibrous
9CoreOne single Core Oval HardOne single Core Oval Hard
10Weight8 to 13 gramOver 20 gram
11SizeMedium to largeJumbo
12Length2.5 to 4.5 cm5 – 7 cm

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Mazafati- the Crown Jewel- at Amoot Company!

Amoot Iranian Trading Company is a dependable Mazafati date exporter to various corners of the globe.

Its exports Iranian Mazafati dates to countries like Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Sweden, India, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, South Africa, and more.

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Iran Mazafati Date

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Amoot is professional in cultivation, storing, packaging, delivering, and exporting Mazafati dates to numerous destinations.

In addition to Mazafati, Amoot Iranian Company supplies other Iran date fruits, including Piarom, Zahidi, Kabkab, Shahani, etc.

Iran date can be packaged in any box you like, including paperboard boxes, metal tins, plastic containers, flexible bags, and others.

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To order Mazafati date from the most reliable Iran date exporter- send a message to Amoot Company’s experts!

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