Date is a very popular edible sweet fruit it is widely cultivated in tropical and sub tropical regions of world, Muslim countries consumes most amount of dates in the world because they considered it as a holy fruit. There are many types of dates in different countries like “Aabel” is famous in Libya, “Ajwah” is famous in Medina in Saudi Arabia, “Barakawi” is famous in Sudan, “Dabbas” is famous in United Arab Emirates and “Iteema” is famous in Algeria etc. Date is full of nutrient vitamins and minerals it contains vitamin A,B, C,E , K , Iron, Calcium, Magnesium , Sodium and Zinc, it has been part of sweet dishes from many years date syrup is also very popular ingredient in cooking in Iraq. Date has very long cultivation history its cultivation was started around in 4000 BCE in Egypt and then came to Arabia in 6000 BCE now there are many date producing countries around the word. Egypt is largest producer of dates in the world and if you want to know about other top producer countries then see the list below of top 10 date producing countries in the world.
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