Dates are one of the man’s best friends and the Date palm is probably one of the oldest trees to be cultivated in the world. Arab tradition holds that the benefits of the date palm are as numerous as the days in a year.
Iran is the largest producer of pistachios in the world. Iranian pistachios are very delicious and are available in many varieties and flavors. No other producer can compete with Iranian pistachios.
Saffron and Iran are uniquely linked together. Iran harvests about 80% of the world’s production of saffron. Despite its small size, this spice is quite expensive and is suitable for many applications.
Grapes and Raisins are nature’s pharmacy. The sugars from raisins are quite beneficial for our bodies. Iran is second in the exporting of raisins, and rise in the demand for Iranian raisins proves their quality.
According to laboratory analysis, there are about 20% more calories in an iranian dried fig than in that of figs from the USA or Turkey. The FAO recognizes the Iranian city, Fars, as being the best region in the world for the cultivation of figs.
Verzaj or Verzak is the Persian name given to dried fruit of barberry. Barberis Vulgaris is the scientific name for this plant which commonly known as barberry.