Taste and texture: they have a rich nutty flavor which is often reminiscent of peanut butter with a slight taste that brings dried apricots to mind.
Color and size: Zahedi dates are medium-sized and oval in shape. They have light brown skin and a thick, golden inner meat that encloses a single seed.
Applications: the firm chewy texture of the Zahidi makes it a perfect baking date for recipes that call for date pieces. Complimentary flavors include chocolate, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cream, butter, coconut, orange, ginger, rosemary, dark rum, brandy, nuts, fresh cheeses, poultry, pork, and bacon.
Shelf Life: Zahedi Date is a dried date fruit that can be preserved at standard room temperature for around 18 months – 2 years with intermittent fumigation.
Origins: Zahedi means “of a small quantity” or “nobility,” and was cultivated around the 1900s in northern Iraq.
Below are some Benefits given to Dates:
1- Dates are considered as a natural resource for nutrition, it provides the body with a high percentage of proteins, minerals and vitamins e.g. Vitamin A, B1, B2, and BB which are constructive ingredients for building up the body tissues and muscles.
2- Dales also help in pregnant women’s delivery; it activates the womb muscles in the months of pregnancy and helps in the womb movement at the time of delivery as well dates minimize the post-natal blooding.
3- Dates help in healing the liver from many parasitic diseases and good medicine for hepatitis and it contains vitamins B2.
4- Dates vitalize the aging so it delays the aging elements and it provides immunity against brain and body tiredness.
5- Dates are easy to digest, stimulates the urine, clean the kidneys, and useful to the liver.
6- Dates are a good appetizer. Dates are the perfect natural snack.