Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
The date is the fruit of the date palm, typical of arid climates; and resists with much greater tolerance to heat and drought. Especially highlighting Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates as the major producing countries of this dried fruit.
The fruit is left to dry in the open air and exposed to the sun, with the fresh fruit hanging on palm branches or already exposed on blankets on the ground; although on specific occasions they also require industrial drying types (such as ovens or microwaves); later passing to the opportune processes of production and elimination of foreign matters.
Dates are rich in iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium; considering an important source of fiber. They are also high in calories, which makes them an excellent source of energy.
Even because of their sweet taste, they are an excellent alternative to refined sugars.