Grown on Phoenix dactylifera, also known as the date palm tree, dates are sweet tropical fruits that have been part of Middle Eastern cuisine for thousands of years. There are numerous kinds of dates, varying in size, color, texture, etc. One of those kinds is Zahedi Date. Dates in general and Zahedi dates, in particular, are an excellent source of energy. With no cholesterol and very little fat, they make for a perfect snack for those on a special diet. They are also full of protein, which helps improve muscle strength and overall body health.
Zahedi dates are recognizable through their yellowish light brown color and sweet taste and natural aroma. Free-flowing Zahedi dates with an almost hard texture and low moisture, are categorized as semi-dry 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|
|Calyx||Not Removed to protected shelf life|
|Damaged Fruit||< 0.3 % by weight|
|EVM (extraneous Vegetable Material)||< 1% by count|
|Infestation||No Live infestation
Dead infestation or parts thereof: < 0.5%
|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||< 1% by count|
|Discoloured||< 2% by count|
|Rotten/mould||< 1% by count|
|Flaking||< 2% by count|
|Undeveloped||< 1% by count|
|True hazardous foreign matter such as glass||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 tape sealed food-grade liner inside 10 or 20 Kg 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.