Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 30 August 2022 Last update: since 5 days
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Dates are one of the most important and beneficial fruits associated with the Middle East, considered integrated food, and contain multiple elements. Here are the top 10 types of dates growing in Saudi Arabia and their main features.

Ajwa Dates

Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

Ajwa dates are one of the most luxurious dates. They are characterized by a wrinkled texture, a dark brown to black color, as well as a delicious sugary taste.

There are two types of Ajwa; dry and soft, and they are classified according to their size and weight. Ajwa dates grow exclusively in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Khudri Dates

Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

Khudari dates are one of the most famous types of dates due to their delicious sugary taste and reasonable price. They are also characterized by a wrinkled and dry texture and a dark brown color. Khudri dates contain many nutrients and minerals that give your body energy.

Kholas Dates

Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

This type of date fruit goes through 3 stages, the first is before it is completely ripe and is known as the wet, the second is the wet stage and the third is after full maturity, which is the dates. Kholas dates are distinguished by their sugary taste and shiny golden color and are usually served with delicious Arabic coffee.

Medjool Dates

Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

Medjool dates are distinguished by their large size and wonderful sugary taste that leaves a long-lasting impression in the mouth. It is also used in preparing many healthy recipes since it is rich in iron, zinc, and other minerals useful for anemic patients.

Sukkari Dates

Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

This type of dates fruit is called Sukkari due to its sweet taste similar to sugar. It is also characterized by its fragile texture and its multiple benefits, as it contributes to reducing cholesterol in the body and provides the body with energy.

Zahidi Dates

Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

Just like a walnut, this is how Zahidi dates taste, with shiny golden color and a thick skin. Zahidi dates are also very high in fiber, which makes them an ideal choice for dieters.

Mabroom Dates

Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

Mabroom dates are characterized by their long, slender shape, dark brown color, smooth texture, and moderately sweet taste. They are also a rich source of minerals and antioxidants.

Safawi Dates

Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

Safawi dates fruit grows in Medina, Saudi Arabia, and is distinguished by its dark black color, cylindrical shape, and medium size. Safawi dates contain many vitamins and minerals and help to eliminate microbes in the stomach.

Anbara Dates

Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

The fruits of Anbara dates are characterized by a large size and a small kernel, and they are a very rich source of proteins, and therefore are considered one of the most expensive types of dates.

Barhi Dates

Top 10 Different Types of Dates Fruit in Saudi Arabia

Barhi dates are bright yellow in color, have a crunchy texture, and taste sweet like caramel. They are sold while they are still on thin branches. These seasonal dates can also be stored for several months in the freezer.

Regardless of which type you prefer; we advise you to make dates a part of your diet because of the many benefits they contain.

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