About Mazafati Dates
Mazafati dates, these delicious fruit ...
Mazafati dates are one of the most delicious and pleasant dates types in the world.
The taste of this date is flavorful for most people and they enjoy eating that.
This type of date is a fruit of the palm tree. Its scientific name is Phoenix dactylifera cv. Mazafati and belong to Palmaceae family.
The categorization of Mazafati dates includes soft or wet dates and is popular in domestic and export markets.
The production rate per tree is rather high.
With good maintenance, the ratio of palm tree products increases up to 300 kg per tree.
Mazafati dates fruit growth stages
The growth and development of the date palm involve five stages until it fully ripens.
In the fourth stage, this fruit is called Rutab. In this stage, the moisture content of the product is high, and its sugar content is low.
The Date stage is the last stage of date fruit ripening, in which the date loses a lot of its moisture and the ratio of sugar to water in the fruit increases.
In this case, the texture of the fruit is firmer and easier to maintain (compared with Rutab).
Although Date fruit is a suitable product for the export market, in Iran, people chiefly prefer to use Mazafati Rutab.
Appearance characteristics of Mazafati dates
Mazafati has an oval shape with a smooth and fleshy texture. Its skin is black, shiny, smooth, and thin.
This attractive, black, shiny skin of Mazafati dates...
Another key point in determining the quality of a date is its black color and thin skin that sticks to the flesh.
Most people recognize Mazafati dates by their attractive black color , although the color of this date is not black from the beginning.
Its color during ripening is red at first and gradually turns light brown and then dark brown.
Finally, it tends to be a very dark purple or black color.
Different sizes of Mazafati dates ...
Unlike other dates such as Kabkab, Khasowi (Khasoei), and Piarom, it is easy to remove the pit of this kind of date from its flesh.
Depending on planting area and harvest time, its moisture rate is between 15% and 35%, and its size is generally between 2.5 and 4.5 centimeters.
Mazafati dates sorting system
Based on the amount of moisture, this date is classified into two main grades, A and B:
Grade A dates (A and A+) are placed in retail packages of 450 g to 600 g, and there are 12 of these retail boxes in a main carton (each retail package contains 48 dates).
The weight of the main cartons varies between 6.8 and 8 kg, which is a criterion for measuring the quality of grade A.
The weight of the main carton of Grade A+ is between 7.2 and 7.8 kg, and Grade A dates weigh between 6.8 and 7.2 kg. Their moisture content is more than 24%.
This date has high moisture, so they are classified as wet dates, and a refrigerated container is needed for transportation.
B+ grade is a date with humidity similar to grade A, and its size is slightly smaller.
Grade B dates have a lower humidity than grade B+ (less than 24%) and are considered semi-dried dates.
Determining factors for Mazafati dates' price
the costs of maintenance ...
Many factors influence determining the price of dates, and one of those is last year’s price.
Every year, the costs of maintenance and production of dates change the price of the previous year and determine the price of the current year.
the production volume ...
Also, one of the most important factors in specifying the price of dates is the production volume in the year.
This production volume rate depends on the weather, soil condition, and many other factors, but the significant thing in determining the price of dates is the ratio of demand to supply.
Besides that, the pricing policy of producers and exporters, finally, determines the price of dates.
Properties and nutritional value of Mazafati dates
Mazafati dates are a nutrient-dense food that has many uses.
In general, dates can be considered one of the most important food units in the food pyramid.
According to the advice of nutritionists and doctors, dates are the best substitute for sugar because the amount of energy per hundred g of date and sugar is about 125 and 400 kcal, respectively.
Some of the properties of dates are as follows:
- Because of the presence of some minerals and phytochemicals, it plays an important role in controlling the progression of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
- It has the potential to prevent the risks of diabetes.
- Anti-inflammatory properties.
- Reduce the levels of plasma creatinine and urea concentrations.
- The Ascorbic acid contents of dates are enacted as liver protection.
- Dates have natural sugar. During childbirth, the uterus needs enough sugar, and dates can supply that. Altogether, dates make the birthing process easier by regulating labor contractions.
- All parts of the date plant, including the seed, skin, leaves, and fruit, have antibacterial activity.
- Because of the abundance of antioxidants in dates, they can affect the activity of the brain and nerves and significantly reduce brain damage.
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Mazafati dates storage model
Due to their relatively high moisture content, Mazafati dates should be stored in the warehouse under appropriate conditions and updated standards;
If the temperature is not suitable and standard, then the date will be spoiled.
If dates are kept in their special conditions, they retain their benefits and nutritional value and won’t be rotted.
High quality at the best price ...
At Doenix, we are a date producer and commercially first-handed; therefore, we can control the price and quality, making us able to supply dates with the best price and quality to our customers.
We are trying to supply, sort, and pack dates based on the customer’s needs (OEM services) and create a good purchase and collaboration experience for the customer.
Quality control ...
One of the most important points in providing products for us is quality control.
Thus, the quality control unit evaluates the products carefully before, during, and after production.
- Mazafati dates-Features and test methods/Summary of Iranian National Standard No. 395
- Mass model of date fruit (cv. Mazafati ) based on its physiological properties
- Solutions to reduce physiological and pathological complications after the harvesting of Mazafati dates