(Persia Digest) – Dates have hard stones, thin skins, and a sweet taste. Unripe dates are moister and have less sugar than ripe dates.
Dates are energizing; every 100 grams has 160 calories. It is good for curing chronic fatigue and anemia. It is full of fibre and a good source of potassium.
The palm groves of Bam in southern Kerman and the city of Bam are well-known in Iran and the world. The best types include karut, ghand-shekan or shekar-shekan (sang-shekan), rabi, kharik, and heliehyi.
Dates are harvested in Narmashir and Rigan, Bam, four times from late May at 5-6 day intervals. The harvest continues until mid-October in some areas. The fruit clusters are cut in the last pick. Orchardists and their families shake the palm trees and collect and pack the dates.
Photos: Mahla Jenabi
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