With a color that ranges from light red to amber, regular Maryam dates have a firm flesh and a sweet, delicate flavor.
Dates are a good source of energy, sugar, and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc can be found in them. They also contain vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
The date palm is a very salt tolerant tree and will grow well in soils where other plants will not. They are sometimes irrigated with ocean water
Historians generally agree that almonds and dates were among the earliest cultivated foods.