Deglet Noor Dates

Deglet Noor Dates
About Deglet Noor Dates

Taste

Deglet Noor means "Date of Light"; and, is commonly referred to as The Royal Date or The Mother of All Dates. This organic date fruit has gained worldwide popularity for its versatility. Deglet Noor dates have firm flesh, are about medium-sized & semi-dry; with a sugary flavor. These fresh dates are California grown! 

 

Description

 

 

History

Deglet Noor Dates originating from Touggourt in the Algerian Sahara

This date fruit is the most widely planted and commercially important date variety in the United States. The Deglet Noor variety is said to have originated early in the seventeenth century near Touggourt in the Algerian Sahara.

Deglet Noor dates were first introduced to the United States in 1900; initially introduced to Arizona then California. This first importation of offshoots was planted near Tempe, in cooperation with the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station.  Four years later a few of the young palms were transplanted to the new experiment station established at Mecca, at the lower end of the Coachella Valley. It was soon evident that Deglet Noor produced better quality fruits in California.

The demand for Deglet Noor offshoots led to several large importations in the period between 1911-1921. The Coachella Valley proved more favorable for fruiting of this variety. Better fruit was produced at Mecca and Indio, 20 miles up the same valley. The prospects of growing Deglet Noor on a commercial scale gradually began to make an appeal to Coachella Valley settlers. That's why the center of Deglet Noor production is now here, in the Coachella Valley, California. 

 

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Deglet Noor Date Health Benefits

Benefits

Health benefits of dates:

This date palm tree fruit variety is grown in the Coachella Valley, USA, certified organic, and has all the health benefits of dates:

        • Heart Healthy
        • Adds sweetness to foods without added sugars
        • Contains vitamins and minerals
        • Cholesterol free food
        • Good Source of fiber
        • Natural antioxidant polyphenols
        • 50% more potassium, by weight, than bananas
        • Improve taste, texture, and consistency of food products
        • Equal parts fructose and glucose
        • Free of sodium
        • Healthy alternative to refined sugars

 


 

Harvest

Deglet Nor Dates are harvested in the ripe stage, Tamr.

Date Palm Tree Harvest Timeline

 


 

Attributes

Vitamins in Dates
Minerals in Dates
Thiamin (vitamin B1) helps to turn food into energy to keep the nervous system healthy.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is a vitamin that is needed for growth and overall good health. It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, and it allows oxygen to be used by the body. It is important for body growth. It helps in red blood cell production. It also aids in the release of energy from proteins.
Vitamin B6 is important for normal brain development and for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy.
Niacin (vitamin B3) helps keep your nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy.
Biotin (vitamin B7) like other B vitamins, helps your body use enzymes and carry nutrients throughout the body. Biotin helps strengthen hair and nails, and is found in many cosmetic products for hair and skin.
Pantothenic (vitamin B5) acid helps the body utilize carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. It is also important for maintaining healthy skin.



CERTIFICATIONS:

      • USDA ORGANIC
      • GLOBAL G.A.P
      • GLUTEN-FREE
      • HALAL
      • VEGAN
      • KOSHER


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