It’s a date! 6 kinds to break your fast with

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It’s a date! 6 kinds to break your fast with

Dates are a fixture on iftar tables, with many Muslims traditionally breaking their fast with these sweet treats widely cultivated in the Middle East. There’s a multitude of date varieties, each offering up something different.

1. Deglet Noor

Known for its authentic date flavor, this is a semi-dry date that is usually used for cooking. Its name means “date of the light.” It is popular in Algeria, Libya and Tunisia.

 

2. Halawi

This is a sweet, honey-flavored date, which literally means “sweet.” One of the most beloved date varieties from the farms of Iraq, this has a thick, soft golden flesh.

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