One of dates miracles is variation. Not only dates can be different in in shape and color but also in taste and nutrition facts.it can be seid that there is a special kind of dates for each Taste.Some one like it Sweet and some one like it dried and others black or white ,… but its obvious that any one can find his Taste and become Satisfied.
Mazafati or Mozafati is a cultivar of the date. It is grown in southern Iran .It is a dark, soft, fleshy and sweet date of medium size (2.5 to 4.5 cm) with a relatively high moisture content of between 32-35%; it varies depending on the time of harvest and the location of the grove. The date is suited for fresh consumption, i.e. not dried. At a temperature of −5 degrees Celsius (23 °F) it can be kept for up to 2 years or 12 months at 0-5 °C Mazafati Date harvesting time depends on the variety and starts in August, lasting to the end of October.
This variety is the most common variety of fresh dates for snacking and table eating.
Mazafati date seeds are made up of 7.7-9.7% oil and make up 5.6-14.2% of the date’s weight. They contain 7.17-9% moisture, 1.83-5.3% protein, 6.8-9.32% fat, 65.5% carbohydrates, 6.4-13.6% fibre and 0.89-1.57% ash, as well as sterols, estrone and an alkali-soluble polysaccharide. The fatty acids contained in the oil are 8% lauric, 4% myristic, 25% palmitic, 10% stearic, 45% oleic and 10% linoleic, as well as some caprylic and capric acid
Piyarom dates also known as Marayami dates are a round, black-brown dates that is widely considered the most delicious of all semi-dry date varieties. The thin skin of this date is dark brown. Since the seed and flesh are tightly attached, it has an attractive appearance which can be rinsed completely. And, as fructose is the predominant sugar in this type of date, it is easily and quickly consumed in metabolism of the body. Accordingly, it is recommended to the people suffering from diabetes. Piyarom also includes less suger than Zahedi and Mazafati and Matches to the taste of Western People in comparison to Middle East and Eastern people. Piyarom is Larger than Zahdi and Mazafati Types and Not only more Delicious but also the Wine and Vodka (made using piyarom) gets better quality and better taste.
Zahidi dates are medium sized and distinctively oval in shape. They have pale brown skin and a thick, golden inner flesh that surrounds a single seed. When compared to the Medjool which is often regarded as the standard in the date world, they have a considerably lower sugar content. Chewy, and semi-dry in texture, the Zahidi date has a mildly sweet, nutty and buttery flavor with a subtle tang reminiscent of dried apricots.
Zahidi dates are highly nutritious and a rich source of dietary fiber. They contain iron, potassium, B-vitamins, flavonoids, antioxidants and almost all twenty amino acids