The date is the fruit of the date palm (Phoenix Dactylifera), a tree of the desert regions. In Tunisia, two southern regions are known as being the home spot of the date palm: Tozeur and Kébili. In fact, in these two regions, 100 000 Metric Tons of dates are harvested 70 000 of which belong to the Deglet Nour variety.
The Deglet Nour date, “the date of the bright light” is well-known for its unique taste, its particular aroma, it yellow-golden colour and its nutritional value. In Tunisia, this variety is of higher market value and it is the highest-valued variety on international markets.