Barhi Dates (Barhee Dates) are found in 3types of Khalal (or kharak) , Rutab and Khorma, which are mostly consumed in the form of Rotab.
Barhi dates are among the most desirable international commercial varieties that are mostly grown in Abadan and Khorramshahr in Iran.
The color of Kharak is yellow and the color of Rutab is amber and in the date of dates it turns reddish brown. The appearance of barley date fruit is spherical and has an average grain weight of 8 grams.
Iranian Barhi Dates
Barhi dates are highly regarded by many people, especially those from Khuzestan, as the most delicious variety of dates. They are originally from Iraq but are also widely cultivated and harvested in Khuzestan province of Iran.
Also, in Qasr Shirin, Somar, Bandar Lengeh and Dehloran cities and to a large extent in Borazjan, dates are harvested every year.
One of the reasons for the popularity of barhi dates is their late ripening, which allows them to develop a unique flavor and texture. Additionally, Barhi dates have good resistance to humidity, making them a particularly robust and durable variety of dates.
Other Date Fruit
|Golden yellow to light brown
|Round & Oval
|Fresh – Kharak
|Soft Tissue, Juicy, Crisp, Meaty, Fully-Cling to The Flesh
|Shelf Life and Storage Condition
|4day Khalal / 6month Rutab / 12-18month dates
This type is also considered as a soft date.
Kharak dates have a good sugar content and this model is widely used in the food and beverage industry. Although it is a little premature, it can be consumed because it is sweet enough. Date has a good sweet taste and is one of the best and best types of dates in the world and has a very delicious taste.
According to many people, especially the people of Khuzestan, Barhi dates are the most delicious dates among other types of iranian dates.
Brahi dates are late ripening and have good resistance to moisture.
Due to its freshness, it is recommended that dates not be stored for a long time and it is better to store them in very cool refrigerators and environments.
However, in the date stage, the storage conditions become easier and it can be at a relatively higher time at ambient temperature; He kept the dates.
Barhi dates benefits
Barhi dates are an excellent source of fiber to stimulate the digestive system and rich in potassium to balance body fluid levels. On the other hand, it is a good source of copper to maintain the nervous system, contains magnesium to regulate blood pressure and smaller amounts of vitamin B6, iron and vitamin C. In general, the advantages of using Barhi dates include the following:
- Heart health
- Nerve strengthening
- Cholesterol free
- Good source of fiber
- No sodium
- Contains iron
- Contains vitamins and minerals
- Natural antioxidant polyphenols
- 50% more potassium by weight than bananas
- A healthy and delicious snack
- Equal parts of fructose and glucose
- Healthy and alternative to refined sugars
Barhi dates have a large following in Iran and other countries, including several European nations, and are considered one of Iran’s most prized export dates. These dates require specific weather conditions and thrive in hot and windy environments.
Barhi dates are also used to produce many natural edibles. In general, it is one of the strongest dates. Because it provides a lot of energy and the amount of minerals and iron in this type of date is very high. For example, Barhi dates are used to produce date halwa, Arde dates, date lavash, date sugar, industrial alcohol, various cakes and local sweets, cookies or drinks.
Dates have a hot and dry nature and are highly recommended for people who tend to have a cold body constitution. Eating between 3 and 5 Barhi dates daily can help regulate your body’s mood. For individuals experiencing chest congestion, boiling 50 grams of Barhi dates in 1000 grams of water and consuming two to three cups of the decoction daily can help alleviate symptoms.
This syrup is especially beneficial for individuals with kidney problems and can also be helpful for those experiencing back or joint pain. Barhi dates combined with fenugreek are known to be effective in treating bladder stones, and soaking or boiling Barhi dates with cinnamon in fresh milk and consuming the mixture daily can help individuals with sexual issues.