Piarom dates are unarguably the most delicious semi-dried dates in the world. Piarom dates are unique in taste and appearance and are considered one of the most expensive varieties of dates. Piarom dates are long, slender, oval dates, with thin skin and almost black or dark brown in color. They are around three to five centimeters which is larger than other date varieties. They are considered semi-dried due to their low moisture content of less than 15%.
Region of Product
More than 95% of Piarom dates are produced in Hajiabad, Hormozgan Province in the South of Iran. The palm on which they grow is typically cultivated in mountain ranges and irrigated basin areas.
How you can preserve it
Piarom dates are grown organically in a chemical-free process and can be kept for 18 months under interim fumigation. Piarom dates should be kept out of the sun, at temperatures between 10-20°C.
How you can consume it
Pitted or unpitted, Piarom dates can be consumed directly. Piarom dates can also be seeded and stuffed, or chopped and used in a variety of ways such as in cereals, puddings, bread, cakes, cookies, ice cream and candy bars. Dates can be made into cubes, pastes, spread, powder, jam, jelly, juice, syrup, vinegar and alcohol.
Nutrition and Benefit
Like all other varieties of dates, the Piarom date is full of essential nutrients, including vitamins (A, B, C and E), minerals, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, protein, fiber, carbohydrates and simple sugars. 100g of Piarom dates contains approximately 70% carbohydrates, 2.2% protein and 0.6% fat. 100g of Piarom dates contain approximately 300 calories; however, fresh Piarom dates contain about 160 calories. As with all varieties of dates, Piarom dates and a great source of fiber, promoting digestive health, and have also been found to help prevent certain cancers such as colon cancer and stomach cancer. Due to their high levels of potassium, Piarom date can help to maintain healthy blood pressure and their high levels of magnesium is effective for muscles and nerves.