By Muneeb Naqeeb

It’s customary to eat a date at the time of iftar. Dates are sweet, chewy, highly nutritious, rich in fibre and Natural sweeteners. The vitamins and minerals present in Dates aids in good health. Globally Many types of Dates exist but not everyone is aware of what type of Date one should buy, In this article you would read about the best Types of dates sold in Kashmiri Market.

1 Ajwain Date


Cultivated in Saudi Arabia, these Dates are high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. There are incredible health benefits of Ajwa Dates seeds including lowering stress, healing inflammation, improving heart health, and vitalizing the body overall. These dates go around for 1200 Rs per Kg in Kashmir.

2 Amber

These dates are cultivated in the Madina Region of Saudi Arabia and are very large in size, these are fleshy, chewy and dry dates. These dates are typically not as sweet as the rest of them, and they would cost you around Rs 1200 per Kg in the markets of Kashmir.

3 Medjool Dates

Medjool are the Premium Dates, cultivated in the regions of Saudi Arabia,Morocco, Palestine, and Jordan. These are very soft and juicy and are huge with a fibrous texture.The cost to by these Dates in Kashmir is 1250Rs per Kg.

4 Magroom Dates

These dates are rich in vitamins and Minerals including soluble fiber, potassium, Iron and Magnesium, cultivated in the regions of Saudi Arabia. These dates are bite sized and are not to be refrigerated. The price tag on these is around Rs 800 per Kg in Kashmir.

5 Kalmi Dates  

These dates are very famous in Kashmir, cultivated in Saudi Arabia, Kalmi dates are usually Black in colour, though there are different variants available if Kalmi dates, Depending upon your likeness of how sweet a Date should be, how thick and all you can take your pick, These dates go for Rs450-Rs550 per Kg in Kashmir.



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