Dates is a "drupe" in which an outer fleshy (exocarp and mesocarp) surrounding the shell (the pit or stone) of hardened endocarp with a seed inside. Each fruit is oval-shaped and cylindrical, 3-7 cm long and 2-3 cm in diameter, and when unripe, range from bright red to bright yellow in color, depending on the variety. The flavor is sweet, like a mix of sugar syrup and honey. They contain a single, brown, semi-hard about 2-2,5 cm long and 6-8 mm thick.
Dates are one of the most popular fruit with an impressive list of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals necessary for normal growth, development and well-being.
The fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which prevents absorption of LDL cholesterol foods in the intestine. The fiber helps protect the mucous membrane of the colon, reducing the exposure time and as binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.
Palm fruit date can also be used for cooking. They can be cut and used in a variety of sweets like cakes and other dessert dishes and other savory dishes.