Dates

DATES

About Jb International Dates

Who we are

Jb International is a leading importer and wholesale suppliers of Date Fruits and Dry Fruits in India, under the brand name "Jb International".

We import all kinds of dates from Iraq, Iran, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Algeria. Our clients are assured of quality. We consistently serve our customers in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, enjoying the expansion of our market reach as well as creating a solid client base

Dates are fruits are around 3-7 cm long, cylindrical, containing a seed at the centre. They are sweet in taste and have a high sugar content even when dried. Dates are a staple to the Middle-East. The Dates exporter in India exports dates to many countries in the world. Due to the various uses and benefits of Dates, the Dates export from India has been increasing over the years. This is, therefore, a good business opportunity for the Indian Dates exporter to expand his business and enter the international market. Various varieties and qualities of Dates are included in the Date export from India.


DATES: A Fruit of Promise for the Food Industry

Date production in the world is only confined to a small number of countries, most of them being the Arab countries. However, the date industry in the Arab world is not yet fully developed and concerted efforts are still needed to fully utilize the tremendous potential of date substances as ingredients in processed foods for export and the local market. Date pectin, dietary fibre and syrup are some of the date substances which can find a plethora of applications as a thickener or gelling agent in processed foods, i.e., confectionery products, jams, table jellies, soft cheeses, yoghurts, etc. But date products such as these should be developed on a sound technological basis which requires adequate characterisation of the chemical composition and textural properties of dates. The College of Agriculture, SQU, has implemented a thorough study on the structure-function relationships of date ingredients that yielded, for the fist time, the so-called 'state diagram' of the fruit. The article elaborates on the study and the benefits it could bring to the dates industry and the market for date-product.

To rationalise the softening of the fruit, we examined the chemical nature of the pectin polysaccharide, which constitutes the main gelling agent of date materials. Pectin is a galacturonic acid whose esterified form with methyl groups can form a gel network assisted by the presence of high levels of sugar. These conditions, of course, are met in dates, which contain up to 70% unrefined sugars. The methyl ester content of pectin was determined by standard chemical analysis and results are reproduced in Figure1. A definite decrease in the degree of methyl esterification (DME) was observed as the dates matured. 

Date production in the world is only confined to a small number of countries, most of them being the Arab countries. However, the date industry in the Arab world is not yet fully developed and concerted efforts are still needed to fully utilize the tremendous potential of date substances as ingredients in processed foods for export and the local market. Date pectin, dietary fibre and syrup are some of the date substances which can find a plethora of applications as a thickener or gelling agent in processed foods, i.e., confectionery products, jams, table jellies, soft cheeses, yoghurts, etc. But date products such as these should be developed on a sound technological basis, which requires adequate characterisation of the chemical composition and textural properties of dates. The College of Agriculture, SQU, has implemented a thorough study on the structure-function relationships of date ingredients that yielded, for the fist time, the so-called 'state diagram' of the fruit. The article elaborates on the study and the benefits it could bring to the dates industry and the market for date-product.