Grapes – a staple Biblical food

Grapes – a staple Biblical food

Grapes are one of the seven staple foods mentioned in Deuteronomy 8.8 ‘A land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey”. Grape was one of the seven fruits that Moses messengers discovered in the land of Israel....
Dates in medicine and nutrition

Dates in medicine and nutrition

Today, the date belt stretches from the Indus Valley in the east, Somalia and Spain in the west, and Turkmenistan and India in the east. The FAO estimated the cultivation area for dates to be 1.3 million ha in 2009 (FAO Statistics, 2010). The largest area (833,351...
Dates – historical overview

Dates – historical overview

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is a high-energy crop and one of the most nutritious fruits in the tropics and subtropics. Date palm is rich in sugars; palmitic and organic acids; linoleic, lauric, myristic, and other fatty acids; vitamins A, B1, B2, and traces of...

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