About Khalasa Dates
Khalasa means “Quintessence" or "choice”. Khalasa fruit is yellow in the khalal stage and irregularly oblong - oval in shape with an oblique base and a perianth smaller than is found in most other varieties. Probably no date variety has received more lavish praise for the excellence of its fruit than the Khalasa. Here, the Khalasa is highly esteemed by those who know it.
Flavor - Toasty Sweetness
Texture - Semi-dry, firm
Color - Golden Brown
Size - Medium
Origin - Coachella Valley, CA
Package Types -2lb
Availability Rating - Limited
The KHALASA DATE variety was introduced in 1913. Offshoots were obtained from Hasa and from Oman in southeastern Arabia. However, only about a dozen palms survived and it is not known from which of the two districts they originated.
From these survivors were propagated the palms found in commercial gardens in 1946 — about 200 in the Coachella Valley. The home of the Khalasa date is said to be around the town of Hof huf in the district of Hasa.
Today, Oasis Date Gardens is one of the few places this variety grows.
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
Khalasa dates are harvested in the ripe stage, Tamr.
(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.
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