The Most Famous Types of Dates and Its Health Benefits

  • Publish date: Sunday، 08 May 2022
The Most Famous Types of Dates and Its Health Benefits

The Dates are the best option for a healthy dessert because it has many vitamins and minerals to improve your health. Dates are majorly a staple food of Middle East countries; they can be eaten raw or added to many desserts or smoothies. What are the most famous types of Dates in the Middle East? Find out in this article.   

Most Famous Types of Dates Fruit  

Here is a table of the most famous types of dates in the middle east: 





Its size is huge, has a fibrous texture, and comes in a reddish-brown color. 

Morocco – Palestine – Jordan - Saudi Arabia 


Semi-dried dates have a deep brown to black colored skin, and their shape is long, thin, and oval.  

Persian Gulf - Middle east areas 


It has a thick yellow skin and comes with a rich flavor. 



It is red and brown with wrinkled flesh. Considered one of the favorite dates in the UAE and Algeria. 



A semi-dry date with a smooth texture and golden yellow skin. 

Northern Iraq 

Deglet Nour  

Its color is dark golden brown and has a medium-sized and narrow elongated oval shape. 

Oasis of Tolga – Neighboring areas of Biskra & Oued Righ in Algeria 

Mazafati Dates 

It has a soft deep, brown-colored flesh. 

Bam, a city in Kerman in Iran 

Barhi Dates 

It is small in length and diameter, oval in shape, and comes in yellow color. 



It comes in both small and large sizes, with few wrinkles, and its color is a deep brown. 

Saudi Arabia 


It has a Medium-size round shape and dark black cherry color with slight brown. 

Madinah, Saudi Arabia 

Health Benefits of Dates  

  • Have an excellent nutrition profile.  

  • High in fiber.   

  • High in disease-fighting antioxidants.  

  • May help improve brain function.  

  • Could promote and ease late-term labor in pregnant women.  

  • It is a source of fructose, which is a natural type of sugar found in fruit.  

  • It contains several minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.   

  • It has the potential to help with blood sugar regulation due to its low glycemic index, fiber, and antioxidants. 

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