Deglet noor dates are medium-sized with a narrow elongated shape. They have a semi-dry texture, and have less sugar than Medjool dates and offer a complex sweetness. Deglet noor dates lend well to baking, due to their moderate sweetness and firmness. They are the preferred variety for the production of date syrup and date sugar.
Dates are the fruit of the date palm (or Phoenix dactylifera) of the Phoenix genus, which contains 19 species of wild date palms. There are 3 classifications of dates: dry, semi-dry and soft. Date fruits range from bright red to bright yellow in color, and are very sweet with a sugar content of about 80 percent when dried. Dates are a source of iron and protein.
Dry dates are often pitted and stuffed with a variety of fillings, like nuts, candied orange, tahini etc.