Barhi Dates

Barhi Dates
About Barhi Dates


As one of our softest, creamiest of our organic date fruit, the delicious Barhi is a popular favorite varietal. The fresh date fruit is almost round and amber to mahogany brown when ripe. The flesh is thick, soft, smooth, and translucent and the flavor is rich, and delicate. The excellent flavor of the fruit has already given the Barhi in the Coachella Valley a reputation equal to that in Basra. This is an exceptionally fine date fruit. Barhi Date's deliciously sweet flavor has earned it the nickname of the "honey ball" date; and it is also, well-known for its similarity to caramel and butterscotch flavors.

Atypical Barhi dates are unique because of its fruit which has superb eating qualities in more than one stage of growing (khalal, rhutab and tamar stages). Barhi Date Fruit changes color from a brilliant yellow to amber and finally to a reddish brown in the ripening process. These fresh dates are California grown!






Barhi Dates from Basra, Iraq

One outstanding organic date is the BARHI. In 1913, Barhi Date fruit was introduced from Basra, Iraq. The meaning of the name is possibly associated with the hot summer winds ("bahr") at Basra. In 1946, there were approximately 900 Barhi palms, all in Coachella Valley. Many of the Barhi grown at Oasis Date Gardens are harvested and sold in the Khalal stage ofripening. In this stage the Barhi is bright yellow and crisp like an apple, with a sweet astringency that makes it a true delicacy.

Barhi is estimated to represent about 1% of total date production in the world. The shape of the broadly ovate to nearly round khalal fruit is usually distinc tive, because of a more or less abrupt, wedge - shaped taper from the middle to the bluntly pointed apex. An unusual character of the fruit is the relative absence of astringency or objectionable tannin flavor in the khalal stage.




Barhi Date Health Benefits


Health benefits of dates:

This date palm tree fruit variety is grown in the Coachella Valley, USA, certified organic, and has all the health benefits of dates:

        • Heart Healthy
        • Adds sweetness to foods without added sugars
        • Contains vitamins and minerals
        • Cholesterol free food
        • Good Source of fiber
        • Natural antioxidant polyphenols
        • 50% more potassium, by weight, than bananas
        • Improve taste, texture, and consistency of food products
        • Equal parts fructose and glucose
        • Free of sodium
        • Healthy alternative to refined sugars




Khalal fruits are harvested by cutting bunches, leaving the fruits attached. 

Date Palm Tree Harvest Timeline




Vitamins in Dates
Minerals in Dates
Thiamin (vitamin B1) helps to turn food into energy to keep the nervous system healthy.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is a vitamin that is needed for growth and overall good health. It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, and it allows oxygen to be used by the body. It is important for body growth. It helps in red blood cell production. It also aids in the release of energy from proteins.
Vitamin B6 is important for normal brain development and for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy.
Niacin (vitamin B3) helps keep your nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy.
Biotin (vitamin B7) like other B vitamins, helps your body use enzymes and carry nutrients throughout the body. Biotin helps strengthen hair and nails, and is found in many cosmetic products for hair and skin.
Pantothenic (vitamin B5) acid helps the body utilize carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. It is also important for maintaining healthy skin.


      • GLOBAL G.A.P
      • HALAL
      • VEGAN
      • KOSHER

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