Dates are stone fruits that are taken from the date pal trees which grows in tropical regions. They are considered to be the most nutritious food that can be consumed either as a fresh fruit or as a dry fruit. Dried dates have a sweet taste and are used in various sweet recipes. It contains less moisture and has longer shelf life than the fresh ones. With its lower moisture content, the dried date is a more concentrated source of nutrients than the fresh dates varieties. They are used as an ingredient in many of the food preparations like cookies, coffee cakes and quick bread.