Mazafati Dates: In Iran, this is the second most important type of export dates after Samaran. This type is grown in different state regions. Its place of origin is located in Bam, Iran. Mazafati Bam type is deemed as one of the best Iranian date types due to high domestic marketability.
This type is also present in Kerman province (Bam, Jiroft, Kahnouj, Narmashir) in Saravan, Iranshahr, Nikshahr, Hajiabad, Tabas, Khor and Biabanak of Esfahan. Mazafati is extra high quality, from dark red to black in color. Its main domestic market is Tehran province. Within the recent years, Mazafati export has on the rise.
One of the essential problems of this type is preservation, as it quickly becomes sour and must be kept in cool place to remedy that