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.
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 U.S.A. or Turkey. The FAO recognizes the Iranian city, Fars, as being the best region in the world for the cultivation of figs.
Dates are one of 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.
There are three main varieties of almond, Mamra, sweet and bitter. Mamra almond is a unique product specified by its crunchy texture, attractive appearance and very sweet taste. Bitter almonds are actually the kernels which are commonly used in Chinese medicine while the sweet almonds are creamy white, smooth nuts with a brown skin and encased in a shell.
Verzaj or Verzak is the Persian name given to dried fruit of barberry. Berberis Vulgaris is the scientific name for this plant which mmonly known as barberry.