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Iranian dates palm - How to recognize the best Dates fruit? (Tips)

Dates are very tasty and nutritious fruits, and there are different types, all of which are good for our health and help cure and prevent many diseases. Dates are a fruit that grows in the tropics and is a rich source of various vitamins and minerals. Essential minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, zinc, fiber, and magnesium are abundant in dates. Dates are also rich in riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin A, vitamin K, niacin and folate. Dates are a valuable fruit for growing children, adolescents and young people, pregnant women, men, and, in short, all of us. Of course, be aware that, like any other food, excessive consumption of dates can be harmful.

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Iranian dates fruit - How to recognize the best Dates fruit? (Tips)

How to Recognize If Dates Have Gone Bad?

When you want to buy dates, you should attend some tips which are to be able to recognize good and fresh dates from spoiled ones, to know the signs of bad dates, and to know the types of dates.

Date spoilage is caused by the presence of bacteria, mold, yeast, and storage pests. The pungent smell is a sign of the fermentation of dates. Sometimes in bulk dates, the storage conditions are so unsuitable that moldy stains can see easily. Having bugs or worms is in dates are also signs of corruption. Organically grown dates are more likely to attract bugs or worms. So, before you bite dates, you need to inspect closely. If you notice this problem in them, pick them out and throw them away. It does not mean that you need to discard the entire batch. Look closely and throw away the ones you won’t be able to eat.


What is the White Stuff on Dates?

White patches on the outside surface of dates are the natural sugar, which sugar has formed sugar crystals.  As you, know dates contain high amounts of sugar, and sometimes due to storing dates in inappropriate conditions, this sugar crystallizes on the surface. If dates store in the refrigerator, this condition is less likely to happen. You should know, eating them does not make any problems. Sugar only changes texture and appearance and reduces the quality of the dates for the consumers.  If you don’t like the looks of the white stuff, you can wrap it in a damp paper towel and microwave it for 5 seconds or put the fruits out under the sun for a while.

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How to Store Dates? 

Storing dates is easy, but the storage method of dates depends on how long you want to keep them.  When dates can retain their moisture have the best taste, so the storing’ way is crucial. Dried dates have a longer shelf-life than fresh dates and are easier to store. If you want to keep your dates for a short period, store them in an airtight container in the pantry or your kitchen cupboard. Airtight container keeps moisture away from dates because moisture could lead to mold growth and attract unwanted visitors like worms.

Do dates need to be refrigerated?

If you want to keep dried Dates for a long time, you can store them in:

  • the pantry at room temperature for up to 6 months
  • the fridge for 6-12months
  • the freezer for up to 3 years.


Fresh dates last in

  • The refrigerator for about eight months
  • home cabinets around a month
  • Fresh and semi-dry can store in the freezer for up to a year


Is it necessary to wash or peel the dates before eating?

Hygienically washing fresh dates before eating like any other fruit is needed. You cannot store dates for a long time after washing because they will become sour, their shelf life decrease.so It is best to wash the dates right before consuming. By washing them, all microorganisms and pollutants will eliminate, and there is no need to remove the skin. Dried dates are usually washed in the factory and disinfected by using modern methods, so it depends on you want to wash dried dates or not.


Are dates allergenic?

Generally, Dates don’t recognize as allergenic, but Some people experience an allergic reaction to dates fruit. Pho d2 is the allergen in dates that causes people gastrointestinal and skin allergic reactions.


  • Tingling or itching in the mouth.
  • Hives, itching, or eczema.
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, and throat, or other parts of the body.
  • Wheezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, or trouble breathing.
  • Watery and itchy eyes


  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.
  • Dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, or fainting.

Iranian dates - How to recognize the best Dates fruit? (Tips)

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Where to buy Iranian dates?

The Persian dates are one of the most valuable and best varieties of dates in the world. Despite the fact that palm dates are planted in many countries, especially Persian Gulf countries, however, the taste and quality of Persian dates can only be found in Iran. From the old to today, the provinces of Kerman, Khuzestan, Bushehr, Hormozgan, Sistan and Baluchestan, and many other provinces of Iran are the best place for Iranian dates. Packaging and maintenance of export Iranian dates are one of the most important export date laws because proper packaging prevents problems like corrosion and deterioration. Considering on mentioned features, Sunexport, wholesale dates suppliers, has developed an extensive network trading all the Iranian dates.

All of our products are originated from Iran’s finest farms and plantations. SunExport is an Iranian dates company that offer a specially customized range of products catering to the requirement of our varied clientele. From Resellers, Wholesale, Snacks traders, aked good manufacturers, seasoning and ingredients companies, restaurants, to cattle food companies; we are the first and reliable choice of the vendors.

For more information, please contact us.