Date is one of the most valuable nutrients. Date is one of the important sources of mineral and vitamin elements in a balance nutrition regime. It has been scientifically proved that dates beside one glass of milk can satisfy the required food-stuff of a person daily. Dates can classify as soft, semi-soft and dry dates. Like other fruit, dates are seasonal products; therefore, the supply of fresh delicious dates is always limited. However, “Nakhil Dates” provides processed dates and dried dates all year long.
It is believed that the date palm originated from around the Persian Gulf area or possibly desert areas of North Africa or India, but researchers say that Iranians were the first nation to use the date as a food and for medical purposes. The date palm is probably the oldest tree that has been cultivated in the world. Dates are divine fruit and most of the religions believe that the date is one of the seven holy fruits in the world.
Date fruits have an elongated oval-cylindrical shape. They are 3 to 7 cm long and 2 to 3 cm in diameter. Each fruit has one seed of about 2 cm long and 6 to 8 mm in diameter. Depending on the variety, the unripe fruits have a bright red to bright yellow color. Date fruits are very sweet as they have a high sugar content of around 80%.
Dates do well in hot climates, and often grown in an oasis in desert areas. Dates tree of 15 to 25 meters tall and wind pollinated. However, in orchards, they are usually hand pollinated.