Project Description

Date Processing Line

Date Processing Line Description

  1. The date palm is widely growing in the Arabian Peninsula, the Persian Gulf and North Africa area. It has played an important role in the daily life of the people of this region for the last 7000 years. Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran are the top three largest date products producer countries in the world.
  2. There are three stages during the date growing, Khalal, Rutab and Tamr stage. Khalal stage dates are immature with hard texture, yellow or red or pink color, The TSS(Total Soluble Solids) is 30-45 Brix; Rutab stage dates soften at the tip of the fruit, The TSS is about 55-60 Brix; Tamr stage dates are fully ripened with TSS of 60–84 °Brix and edible. Usually the tamr stage dates are used to proceed all kinds of date products.
  3. The date length range is between1.8-6cm, the average date weight is 7-10g, the date pits are 10–20% of the total fruit weight. It contains moisture ranged from 10 to 22%. Date fruits (Tamr) are also