Dates are believed to have originated around the Persian Gulf, and have been cultivated since ancient times from Mesopotamia to prehistoric Egypt, possibly as early as 6000 BC.
In later times, Arabs spread dates around northern Africa and into Spain, and dates were introduced into California by the Spaniards in 1765. The fruit is a drupe known as a date.
As well as being a delicious sweet snack food, dates are important for health and well being:
They are a great source of food to conquer that sweet craving the healthy way. Dates are a good source of selenium which is a potent antioxidant.
You can select from a huge range of dates online from Harris Farm Markets - Sydney's fresh food experts. We also love these Organic Fresh Deglet Noor Dates On The Vine (11 lbs)
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