Sayer Dates Sayar Dates Humban

Sair Dates or Sayar Dates (Persian: سایر ‎; also called Sair Date, Istamaran Date, Stamaran Date, Sayer Date) is one of famous Persian dates which about 40% of the annual share of Iranian dates exports belongs to Sayer date. Sair dates (Istamaran) is one of the semi-dried dates in Iran and one of the types of dates that is very nutritious. Also, this date is more elongated (taller) than other types of dates and has a good price and it can be stored at a normal temperature, at which temperature it does not need refrigeration. This feature has made this product find countless fans. Sair dates are one of the best options for exporting dates because they are semi-dry and can be stored for a long time. The color of this date is dark brown and it has three sizes: large, medium and small. One of the special features of this date is its high calorie and abundant nutrients. It can be stored for more than a year in a regular warehouse without refrigeration. It should be noted that these dates are made of any organic chemicals.

This date type has great popularity in the most Islamic countries because of high sugar (above 75%) and low cellulose. The semi-dry texture, pleasant black-brown color, delicious flavor, low moisture and good source for iron and potassium and full of minerals and antioxidants are all help us to select Sayer dates as a health snack. 

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Sayer date is a type of date which can be divide in 3 category based on size: Select, GAQ, FAQ. Also we can produce pitted and unpitted based on customer need.

Since dates contain relatively little water, and its sugar is not harmful for human consumption. Dates are an important traditional crop and important nutrition of many countries. In Islamic countries.

Sair (Sayer) Dates is one of the sweetest dates in the world.

Its sugar content is above 75%.

The time of harvest of Sayer dates is about the beginning of September to the beginning of October.

It is one of the major dates for export, which has many exports to Europe.

The groves of under cultivated Sayer dates are in Khouzestan province in Iran and cover about 70% of Khouzestan province and are among the semi-dry dates with moisture and humidity less than 18%, and this has made them have better and longer storage conditions than other dates. Sayer dates can be stored for a long time (about 15 months) in covered warehouses and at room temperature without any problems.

This has facilitated the export of Sayer dates, so that about 45% of the share of Iranian date exports belongs to Sayer dates. The color of it is dark brown and sometimes black and red. Due to the high amount of sugar, it dissolves quickly in water and creates a lot of sweetness. The degree of adhesion of the kernel to the meat of Sayer dates is very low.

Its core can be easily separated from dates without the slightest effort and can be coreless. Most customers of Sayer dates for export are European countries, Russia, North America, New Zealand and Arab countries. The most common type of packaging for Sayer dates for export is in 5 and 10 kg cartons.

The possibility of shipping to distant countries without refrigerated containers is one of the significant advantages of this date. The quality of Sayer dates is divided into the following categories:

Super select
B grade
All of the above can be provided in both core and non-core types (pitted and unpitted)

Sayer date harvest season (Sair Dates):

The time of harvest of Sayer dates (Sair Dates) is about the beginning of September to early October.

Sayer Dates Sair dates Istamaran Humban

Availability period :
Throughout the whole year

Storing condition :
– Regular warehouse subject to interim fumigation
– Cold room is recommended for long period over one year

Shelf life :
– In Regular warehouse around 8 months subject to interim fumigation
– In cold room Under temperature +5 / +7 C 18 months

Packing type / size :
10 Kg net bulk cartons and retail pack at any size upon customers’ orders

Application :
Direct consumption, used like breakfast cereal with milk and as ingredient in home cooking and confectionary / bakery industries

Storing within home usage :
Room temperature could be Ok, Refrigerator is recommended

Shipment by :
Dry container


If you are craving for something sweet, crispy outside and soft inside, why don’t you try dates instead of stuffing your stomach with the high-calorie snacks or unhealthy desserts? This dark fruit has been known from very long time ago for the rich nutritional content and great health benefits.

Studies show that there is no reason for not eating dates daily because they are packed with a huge list of nutrition, Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals. It’s also a good source of energy, sugar and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc can be found in dates. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.

About 400 varieties of dates are cultivated in Iran, but only few of them are commercially important and their tastes compose the major kinds.

The detailed specifications of Sayer Date is shown in the table below:

ColorBrown to dark brown
MoistureSemi-dry under 16-18%
Target Fruit Count (unpitied) 
Jumbo (Select)140-190 Dates/kg (Varies per crop year)
Normal (GAQ)190-230 Dates/kg (Varies per crop year)
Small (FAQ)230-270 Dates/kg (Varies per crop year)
Target Fruit Count (pitted) 
Jumbo170-200 Dates/kg (Varies per crop year)
Normal200-240 Dates/kg (Varies per crop year)
FlavorNaturally sweet dates taste without foreign taste
SmellNaturally date’s aroma without foreign odor
TypeUnpitted, Pitted, Chopped/Diced
Harvesting TimeOctober
Chemical/Artificial additiveNo, GMO Free, Gluten-Free
Shelf Life and Storage Condition24 month, Keep in cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight
Packaging in bulk5kg and 10kg carton
Consumer Packingfrom 100g to 1000g in different kind of packing per customer request


Date is a sweet and versatile fruit that can be used directly as a super healthy snack or mixed with other nuts to include in your diet, they can be used along with drinks like tea, coffee & milk and also can be used in salads, smoothies, oatmeal, desserts, cakes & confectionary, bakeries and many other kinds of dishes.

Humban is a Reliable Supplier of Sayer dates. we will guarantee the quality, all of dates are sorted, cleaned, washed and dried completely and then packed in bulk & retail/ private label by machines. if you have any interest, please advise.

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