For thousands of years, dates have been collected for their sweet fruit and remain a staple food for many places around the Mediterranean and worldwide. Dates are the most valuable product in the worldwide market for dried fruits. Over a million metric tons of dates were produced in 2021/2022, just behind raisins in terms of overall quantity produced. Iran, Algeria, and Iraq harvest the most date fruits worldwide. These dried fruits are used as a honey replacement, a ceremonial delicacy, and in sweet and savory dishes.
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