Dates from Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia arrive in the market
Dates have special significance in Ramzan, the holy month of Muslims. For this festival 100% dates have arrived in the market. More than 50 varieties of dates have arrived from Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. They have price range from 70 Rs. /kg to 2000 Rs. /kg. The prices of dates have increased by 10 to 20 % as compared to the last year.
Dates are not cultivated much in India but they are imported from foreign countries for Ramzan, told a trader, Dinesh Seth. He told that currently varieties of dates like Bum, Mazafati from Iraq, Fardha, Khalazi, Lulu from Saudi Arabia and Zahadi from Iraq dates are being imported on a large scale.
Dates of various varieties are available in the market now. The dates of Azwa variety are in great demand as the tree of this type of date has been planted by Mohammad Paigambar himself. People prefer to soak this variety of date in honey and saffron is added to it before eating. As per traders, dates from foreign countries are tasty and beneficial for health.
Reference- Pudhari, 7th May 2019
If you find this information useful, click on the yellow thumbs up sign under the photo and also share this with your farmer friends using the options given below.