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Dates are sweet, scrumptious fruits, mostly growing in the tropical oasis. Dates are rich in nutrition and energy. Dates are also considered to be the staple diet in Saudi Arabia and have religious connotations. Dates grow on the palm tree belonging to the family of Arecaceae in the genus: Phoenix and scientifically named as Phoenix dactylifera. Date palm is now grown extensively for its ripe fruits under warmer climates across all the continents. Dates are used for centuries to break the fast in Ramadan. The fruit is rich in dietary fiber, minerals and iron. Their color may range from honey yellow to red to brown. Fresh dates can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container, provided it is refrigerated. Dates are available all year round. Dates can either be eaten as they are, or stuffed, chopped in fruit salads. Now days we get more innovative ways to enjoy dates like chocolate coated, nuts stuffed dates. They are also use to prepare date syrups etc. which are equally healthy.