- Source of fibre
- Low in salt
- Naturally occurring sugars
Vitamins & Minerals
- High in Potassium
October and November
Phoenix dactylifera contains up to 19 species of wild date palm and is the major source of commercial date production varieties.
Certain cultivars (different date types) that we would recognise for their quality and different flavours are Deglet Noor, Medjool, Saidy, Zahidi and Holwah.
- Whole Pitted
Date palms can be either male or female, with only the female plants bearing fruit.
As natural wind pollination cannot be guaranteed, and growers prefer to plant only minimal numbers of male trees in their orchards, pollination is often done manually, which is a skilled job.
Growing from seed means half the palms will be male, so commercial growers generally plant from cuttings. This method also produces a crop a few years earlier than from seed-grown palms.