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Aseel Dates in Pakistan

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Aseel Dates in Pakistan

The Appearance :

Aseel Dates in Pakistan are of prime quality grown in Sindh Province. These Dates are semi-dry with dark brown skin. These are oval shape, larger in size, and hence plenty of meat.

As a result, they possess a delicate flavor and are firm-textured in appearance. This variety has high invert sugar. Therefore, mainly used for ingredient / formulation applications.

Cultivating Regions :

Pakistan’s largest export variety Aseel Dates is mainly grown in Khairpur District and out of the total cultivated, about 90 percent is cultivated in Khairpur. Aseel Date in Pakistan is the most renowned and versatile of all date varieties. This variety is soft, large in size, oval in shape, and brown in color having an excellent taste.

The variety preserves its normal shape and form and maintains its wholesomeness. This is the leading variety in respect of quality and availability in the Khairpur area. It is exported to the developed markets as dried fruit, pitted, as well as the ripe cured fruit in an oval shape and medium size of 35-45 mm length.

It is of light yellow color when still in Khalal stage /Doka stage, yellow and brown color when in the Rotab stage/dung stage, and of light brown color when in the storable state / Tamr stage.

However, the fruit is fleshy, soft, and delicious when consumed in full Khala and Tamr stages. Aseel Dates belong to the soft date group and their sugar content is mostly present as invert sugar.

Aseel Dates International Markets :

Pakistan produces Aseel Dates not only to meet local demand of Aseel Date in Pakistan but also exports a big chunk of total Aseel date production across the world. Pakistan is a major date exporting country and stands at Second in exports after Tunisia.

Pakistani dates are exported to Bangladesh, India, Germany, Canada, Japan, UAE, Denmark, South Africa, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the USA, and the UK.

Pakistan mainly exports medium and average quality Aseel Dates. Though there remains a big opportunity for good quality Aseel table Dates in European markets. Medical quality Aseel Dates are consumed directly whereas the Industrial quality Aseel Date is used for making food ingredients or used in making other products. Industrial Aseel date fetches a humble price. The biggest buyer of Pakistani Aseel dry Dates in India. Whereas Aseel fresh Dates -Aseel semi-dry Dates are exported to Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand.

Pakistan is the major supplier of dry dates to India. The biggest Aseel Dates trade partner of Pakistan is India which also plays a big role in determining the demand of Aseel Date and price of Aseel Date. Ample room remains there for prime quality Aseel Date in aforementioned international markets of Aseel Date.

Benefits of Aseel Dates:

  1. Dates are considered as a natural resource for nutrition, it provides the body with a high percentage of proteins, minerals and vitamins e.g. Vitamin A, B1, B2, and BB which are constructive ingredients for building up the body tissues and muscles.
  2. Aseel Dates also help in pregnant women’s delivery; it activates the womb muscles in the months of pregnancy and helps in the womb movement at the time of delivery as well dates minimize the post-natal blooding.
  3. Dates help in healing the liver from many parasitic diseases and good medicine for hepatitis and it contains vitamins B2.
  4. Dates vitalize the aging so it delays the aging elements and it provides immunity against brain and body tiredness.
  5. Aseel Dates are easy to digest, stimulates the urine, clean the kidneys, and useful to the liver.
  6. Pakistani Aseel Dates are a good appetizer. Dates are the perfect natural snack.