One of the best loved and earliest date varieties is Rabbi dates. Of all the varieties, their production is exclusive to Iran, with varieties of dates grown in Baluchestan and Sistan province.  Rabbi dates are next to Stamaran, Shahani, Mazafati and Kabkab dates. It possesses the most economic value of all date produce in Iran.

History :

Sistan and Baluchestan region in Iran, which is the home of the Rabbi dates, possess a long history in agriculture. Because of this, Sistan was once known as granary Iran. In this region, date cultivation dates back around 2,000 years. Dates are perhaps the most important agricultural products of the region, in addition to other citrus fruits produced here.

Description : 

About 3-5 cm long, Rabbi dates are semi-dry, oval in shape, but are available in varying sizes. They have thin, meaty skin that stick to the flesh are of soft texture. These dates are a striking black color, and have an exclusive and indefinable taste. Having  a moisture content of around 16% the smaller kind of Rabbi date, is drier and harder.

Nutrition and health benefits :

Packed with natural ingredients, the Rabbi dates great health benefits value. The most important contents found in the dates  are Lactose and Fructose, a rich source of natural sugar.  These can even be consumed by the persons with fatal high blood sugar level. The Rabbi date contains  the minerals,  potassium, magnesium and protein, vitamins like as vitamin A, vitamin B complex and vitamin C and fructose ( sugar)

Growing countries :

The chief areas of Rabbi dates production in Iran are the Sistan and Baluchestan province. Here the largest production of these dates are found in higher level of cultivation.  Mainly the good quality Rabbi dates are produced  in, Zabol, Iranshahr, Saravan and in the Chahbahar. Both pitted and non-pitted varieties of the dates of this kind are available. In these cities a total of 11552 hectares of land has been taken up by the production of Rabbi dates.  It produces 170,000 tonnes of dates.

Production :

Because of the growing capabilities of the Rabbi dates and for the low irrigation, the cultivation of the dates plays a significant role in Iran’s agriculture industry. As the Iran’s economy is greatly influenced by the production of dates, the care should be taken to use best fertilizers with latest agricultural operation to maximize the production of the dates. Also the process of packaging need to be given priority along with storage. Modern technologies are used, observing health tips, and dates are kept in cold storage space buildings throughout the various seasons of the year. The harvesting periods end in the month of August.

Storage and shelf life :

Rabbi dates can be kept at normal room temperature for around 1-18 months under interim  fumigation. The fact that the refrigeration is not necessary  makes the shipping of dates easy.

Like other dry or soft dates, Rabbi dates can be eaten directly out-of-hand or, for a twist, they can be seeded and stuffed with a variety of different foodstuffs for different flavor combinations.

The Green Diamond due to experience and enough knowledge in the field of exports, deal with many kinds of dates and sell them and send them to all other countries.

Rabbi Dates