About Saidi Dates
Saidi, meaning " Said ” is the native name for Upper Egypt. The Saidi date fruit is an exotic golden-brown date that is subtly sweet, chewy, and naturally has a softer tip than the end. These fresh dates are California grown!
Flavor - Subtly sweet
Texture - Chewy, and a naturally softer tip than the end
Color - Golden Brown
Size - Medium
Origin - Egypt
Package Types - 10lb, 5lb, 2lb
Availability Rating - Moderate
Very popular in Libya, the SAIDI DATE was first imported from Egypt in 1901 by the United States Department of Agriculture under the name "Oga de Bedrichen.” The occurrence of the Saidi under several names in different parts of Egypt was not known until the confusion of nomenclature was finally straightened out through painstaking investigations.
Commercial plantings of Saidi dates have been confined to southern California. There were an estimated to be about 130 acres in 1946. The Saidi is the principal variety grown in the oases of the Libyan Desert, and the excellence of its fruit has evoked praise from European explorers in that region for more than a century.
Currently, Saidi date fruit is grown here at Oasis Date Gardens. .
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
Saidi 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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