The ancient Egyptian knew the cultivation and benefits of dates more than 5,000 years ago. The palm tree has gained great value for Egyptians since it provides them with nutritious food and its leaves are used for building ancient homes and for household uses
For almost a 100 years, Shafik Farms had been famous for dates types of Bent Aasha and Saidi. In addition to that, now they plant a wide variety of other types such as Samani, Hayani, Amhat, Medjool, Barhi, Sokari and Zaghloul
Saidi dates ripen completely on the palm and develop their unique aroma. This complete, natural ripening has a very positive effect on the taste and the retention of nutrients
The dates are harvested by hand with great care in two rounds and, in a first step, sorted into four categories: animal feed, thoroughly dried, almost completely dried and not dried. The almost completely dried dates are dried in the sun for a few days and can then no longer be distinguished from the completely dried ones. The few that have not been dried are dried in the sun for a long time and do not develop their full aroma. They are therefore treated separately as second-class (but still very high-quality) dates and sold directly in small Egyptian shops under the “sun-dried” label
After a second sorting, the dried dates are washed and sorted a third time right before packing to guarantee maximum quality. At the moment, all dates are vacuum-sealed and either sold in this form, or after a certain time removed from the vacuum, washed again and repackaged so that the dates no longer stick to each other
- A strong source of sugar and energy that the body needs, because it contains such as glucose and fructose, which have the advantage of being digestive fats. It gets rid of toxins in the body.
- Dates are called a mineral mine because it contains many of them, such as iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, phosphorous, copper and other minerals, all of which are beneficial and necessary for human growth and health.