Mazafati dates have a thin, shiny, black skin that is easily separated from the flesh. One of the characteristics of Mazafati dates is its high fiber and potassium content.
This date is among fresh dates. The average yield of each additional palm tree is 100 to 120 kg. The average harvest of this type of date from each hectare of grove is about 18 tons, which ranks second among the most productive types of groves in the country after Barhi dates.
Mazafati dates are one of the most popular dates among Iranians, which account for the largest volume of Iran’s date exports due to its popularity outside of Iran.
This date is rich in minerals such as magnesium and potassium. Magnesium increases the strength of bones and reduces the risk of diabetes. It also ensures the health of blood vessels and treats anxiety and migraine headaches. Potassium reduces stress and increases relaxation of the nerves and is effective in controlling high blood pressure. In addition, potassium reduces the risk of stroke and is effective in controlling body fluids.
The amount of moisture and juice of Mazafati dates varies depending on the type of dates, the method of cultivation and the time of harvesting. The high amount of date syrup makes it difficult for the consumer to use it, while excessive humidity causes contamination to be absorbed.
Since the observance of health and food safety has been given more attention during the pandemic, the consumption of low-juice dates has become more popular. Dates with low juice absorb less pollution from a health point of view.
In order to preserve its quality, extra dates must be stored in the refrigerator. Also, washing and not consuming this type of date causes it to become rotten and sour, so it should be washed according to the amount of consumption at each stage.
Another advantage of less juice for Mazafati dates is easier handling and longer shelf life in stores.
Due to its high sugar content, extra dates quickly restore lost energy, and for this reason, it is very suitable for people who have a lot of daily activities or people who are worried about their sugar or energy loss for any reason.