Alttamur(Dates) By: Jalal Mogalli & Nicholas Parente

What Are Dates?

Dates come in many different forms and are grown on palm trees and after being ripened look like the photo in the background.Phoenix dactylifera, known as date or date palm, is a flowering plant in the palm family.

Types Of Dates

One of the many dates is the Barhi dates. Named for the hot Arabic winds called “Barh,” these dates are medium-sized, thin-skinned dates with soft, tender flesh and a syrupy flavor. Another popular date is the sweet, meaty, and firm-textured Medjool dates. Lastly, the Halawy dates. These soft dates are thick-fleshed, caramely, and sweet. Their appearance is wrinkled and the skin ranges from yellow to amber.

Historical Facts About Dates And Where They Are Grown

Where dates are grown is on palm trees mostly near the top in bunches. The to four places where palm trees and dates are native to and grown commercially the most are in Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq.One fact is,because the palm tree and its dates have so many uses — from food to building materials — the date palm is known as the “tree of life” in the Middle East, and it’s the national symbol of Saudi Arabia and Israel. Another fact is, dates made nomadic life and trade possible in the very dry and hot regions of the Middle East and North Africa. The next fact is, date palms were brought to Spain from North Africa around 800 AD. Spanish explorers brought seeds to Cuba in the 1500s. Missionaries planted them in Baja California in 1765, while other varieties were imported to California in the early 1900s. Lastly,dates were probably cultivated about 8,000 years ago in present-day Iraq.

Nutritional Facts About Dates

A List Of A Few Nutritional Facts About Dates .

1.Relieving constipation, supporting regular bowel movements.

2.Promoting heart health, reducing heart disease risk.


4.Iron-deficiency anemia.

5.Reducing blood pressure.


7.Promoting respiratory and digestive health.

The Use Of Dates And Palm Trees In Products

Some products that use dates are date juice, date spread, date syrup. On the other hand, products that include palm trees are date palm sap, pharmaceutical use, as shade, animal feed, soil amendments, and as industrial rawstalk.

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