Types of dates
About 400 varieties of dates are cultivated in Iran, but only some of them, mentioned bellow, because their tastes compose the major kinds
is acceptable for diabetic people.
|Other kinds such as rabbi and shahani are also available.|
Date syrup is extract of carefully selected mature wholesome dates harvested exclusively in clean unpoluuted regions of the Middle East. The exact is concentrated to a total solid content of 70% by weight and contains no additives or preservatives. Indeed its high suger content(over 64%) acts as a natural preserving agent and, when protected from moisture and extraneous contaminants, the syrup has an almost indifinite shelf life.
The color of date syrup is dark brown, similar to that of the naturally matured fruit. This color is the result of the interaction of the proteins with the reducing sugars of the dates and is enhanced by the high temperture of the environment in which the dates mature. Color formation is accompained by the developmet of a characteristic flavor and aroma due to the physiological processes of maturation. It is this distinct flavor with its underlying pleasant sweetness that makes date fruit and its products, like date syrup, so attractive.