Talking about some of the Best Quality Dry Fruits around us, it is the season of Dates. Reasonable and available under dry fruits and normal as a fruit, it is indeed one of the Best Quality Dry Fruits to have. Let’s know more about the Best Quality Dry Fruits in the market. The origin of this scrumptiously sweet dry fruit dates back approximately 8000 years ago in modern-day- Iraq. However, it is regarded as the most reverential and loved souvenir of Saudi Arabia. Millions of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims brought dates to their homes after the completion of their religious rituals of Hajj and Umrah.
Numerous Health Benefits of Dates
Besides religion, the dates have immense health benefits. The dates are brimmed with various natural minerals, vitamins, and sugars which are inevitable for the body and heart health of a person. These vital minerals are calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium magnum and Zinc. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.
Kinds of Dates
An extension of the discussion of dates, we would like to brush up your knowledge about the different sorts of this delectable small dry fruit that you should buy and enjoy at your homes.
It’s quite surprising that there are almost 200 varieties of dates. Let’s jump onto some available variety of dates which are found abundantly and easily.
These dates are quite common and readily available in Medinah Munawwarah of Saudi Arabia. Amber Dates are known as the largest dates of Medinah with numerous natural healing powers.
These Dates are known as the smallest and most fragile type of date. The name Barhi comes from an Arabic word, which means a hot wind. It is the lovely date type that ripens late in the season. It is Yellowish and regarded as the daily food of Saudi Arabia (Middle East) and the Indus Valley.
Barkawi dates are elongated shaped golden brown to reddish-brown dry fruit varieties.
Deglet Noor Dates
Deglet Noor Dates are also known as the Royal dates. Deglet Nur is an Arabic term which means Heavenly light. This date has a sweet honey-like taste. These dates are one of the most widely distributed date types in the world.
These dates are available in different sizes and shapes from medium to large. This dry fruit has soft flesh and red skin. When this date ripens, its color changes from red to amber and then to golden brown when these dates fully grow up. Like Barhi dates, the Diary dates are also the late-ripening dry fruit.
The word Halawi means ‘Sweet’. These are the soft amber-colored dates that are abundantly found on the trees of the deserts and farms of Iraq. It has a chewy texture and it resembles Caramel a lot.
These dates are not as sweet as the other date varieties. But these are luscious and aromatic. This dry fruit has a smooth texture with the shiny black skin. These dates are grown mostly in Egypt.
These days are mainly grown in Saudi Arabia and cultivated in Pakistan on a smaller scale. This is the dry date variety and dark brown. It is not very sweet but has a chewy texture.
These dates are really large and reddish-brown. This date variety, when exposed to excessive light, loses some of its sweetness and juice. But these dates are very tasty and fleshy.
These dates are very popular in the South Yemen region. These Golden Amber-colored dates are very tasty.