The Barhi date is very widespread in the Middle East where it is eaten mainly crunchy at the start of the season, during the months of July or August. TAYIBA offers you fresh Barhi dates, with a very melting moist, even creamy texture. These small dates are visually comparable to small mirabelle plums.
Very humid, they contain a lot of water and are therefore very popular in hot weather or at the end of fasting. They have an amber color and develop mild and naturally sweet flavors in the mouth, with a slight aftertaste of sugar cane. The name “Barhi” name comes from the Arabic word “barh” which means “hot wind”: the latter is an essential element for good production of these dates.
Our Barhi dates are grown in Saudi Arabia, in Qassim, a province with a desert climate, renowned for being the land of fruits. They are sold unpitted, without added sugar. Their harvest takes place between the end of August and the beginning of September, a short period during which we must carry out a rigorous selection of the fruits. Indeed, Barhi dates are very humid, which makes them sensitive to heat and fragile to the touch. These are little taste jewels that require attention and delicacy.
How to choose it
Barhi dates have a color that varies from light beige to golden. Their flesh is moist, fine, honeyed and caramelized. Their skin is clear and smooth. The more mature they are, the more they have a brown color.
The Barhi date is a real delicacy and can be eaten as it is, as a healthy snack, before or after a sporting effort, or at the end of a meal. Very tasty, it is also ideal for breaking your fast. It also goes very well with a glass of milk.
TAYIBA offers you Barhi dates of the routab category, i.e. they are selected very humid, before complete maturation. This allows them to have this incomparable softness as well as a moist texture. On the other hand, they change on prolonged contact with heat, developing an odor of maceration.
Barhi dates must be stored imperatively in negative cold to preserve their humidity and freshness. Then, the presentation is made in positive cold for a few days. They can be kept cool (between 4 and 8°C) in their original airtight box for about a week, depending on their degree of humidity.