From the Middle East and has been cultivated for several millennia, the date palm tree is one of the oldest domesticated. The date palm is widespread throughout North Africa. In Morocco, it is widely cultivated throughout the southern provinces. Dates, date palm fruit, is traditionally considered a health food and is consumed in case of asthenia, anemia, demineralization, pregnancy, convalescence.
The date is a fruit rich in sugars, vitamin B group, minerals: magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper and fiber. Dates are also among the best natural ways to fight against constipation. Dates also contain antioxidants, especially carotenoids and phenolic compounds. The antioxidants supplied by fruits and vegetables are regarded by scientists as elements that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.