Safawi dates are a soft, semi-dried date variety; characteristically identified by their particular deep black colour, their length and medium size. They share similarities with Ajwa dates such as taste. They are however more oblong in shape as compared to the Ajwa date.
Dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugar like glucose, sucrose and fructose. To get more advantage add dates to milk and make it a very nutritious snack. Dates are very low in calories and are extremely suitable for health conscious people.
Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fibre. It also contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It is ideal for those who suffer from weakness.
Kalmi (also knows as Safawi/Safavi) dates are known for their flavor and texture. Firm and filling, these dark colored dates are a delight to eat. Dry or soft (wet) dates are normally eaten out-of-hand.