Dates

Dates

Dates are edible fruits of a dates palm. In order to prevent the bursting of fruits, the picking of dates is done manually.
Dates are divided according to the degree of softness on to soft (Medjoul, Mazafati), semi dry (the lighter Deglet Nour, the darker and the sweeter Khouat Allig) and dry dates (Medjoul). Dry dates are coated with glucose syrup to prevent cross-linking. Dates are a great addition to cereals, puddings, sweet breads, cookies, and biscuits, or sweet  spread can be done of dates.

Variety: 
Khouat Allig and Allig (Tunisia), Deglet Nour (Tunisia, Algeria); max.humidity 25%. Mazafati (Iran), Medjoul (Israel, Palestine, Jordan, USA).
Harvest: 
Oct/Nov (Tunisia).
Nutritional Value in 100 g Fatt Proteins Fibers
282 kcal 0,4 g 2,5 g 8 g

Nutritional source of: potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus.

Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals, with particular emphasis on vitamin B1, B5 and folic acid, and selenium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Sugar in the dates is naturally associated with soluble plant fibers that prevent the abrupt use of sugar. So, the date is a natural source of energy that quickly yields power without a later fall in blood sugar concentration.