Pitted Zahedi Dates
Dates are dark and sweet fruits grown on Phoenix dactylifera, better known as the date palm tree. Date palms are often called the tree of life in middle eastern culture, due to the role dates have in the local cuisine as the staple food of the region. Various kinds of dates are grown in Iran, one of which is the Zahedi date. As a cholesterol-free source of energy, Zahedi dates are often recommended by doctors for those who need to be on a special diet. Almost zero fat and high levels of protein have made Zahedi dates the perfect snack for those who look for healthy snacks to improve their overall health.
Our Zahedi pitted dates are prepared from ripe and high-quality fruits, harvested from their homeland in Iran. In this product, the pit of the fruit has been removed to make the fruit easy to consume. The color in Zahedi dates varies from yellow to light brown. The rather hard texture and low moisture make Zahedi dates fall under the semi-dry category. With no artificial sweetener or aroma, Zahedi pitted dates provide you with the most natural experience in consuming dates.
Bellow you can find the product specifications in more detail:
|Select A||50 to 60 pcs/lb||Yes|
|Select B||60 to 70 pc/lb||Yes|
|GAQ||70 to 80 pc/lb||No|
|FAQ||80 to 90 pc/lb||No|
|Black Spot||< 0.5 % by weight|
|Calyx||< 0.5 % by weight|
|Damaged Fruit||< 0.5 % by weight|
|EVM (extraneous Vegetable Material)||< 1% by count|
|Infestation||No Live infestation
Dead infestation or parts thereof: < 3%
|Mineral Stones, Grit||< 0.5 gr: 1 per 4 Tons|
|Non-hazardous foreign matter (such as straw, thread, etc.)||< 1 piece per Carton.|
|Broken/ incomplete||< 20% by count|
|Pits||Select A: 0.2% by Count
Select B: 0.3% by count
|Discoloured||< 5% by count|
|Rotten/mould||< 1% by count|
|Hard Ends||< 2% by count|
|Flaking||< 10% by count|
|Undeveloped||< 1% by count|
|True hazardous foreign matter such as glass||Target Nil|
Will be safe for 18 months stored at -4°C in a dry and ventilated atmosphere away from sunlight. They should be stored away from any material with a strong odor or products that are easy to be infested.
Fumigation by methyl bromide gas
Packed in a sealed food-grade liner inside 10 or 20 Kg tapesealed cartons
Various packaging and labeling options available in different weights.
Most commonly ordered packages are Quad seal, Doypack, Pillow style made of various food-grade material.