Egypt is the world's largest producer of date palm fruit. Their dates are plump and juicy fresh out of the sun's oven, just like tree grown sweet buns. Dates are rich in minerals and reasonably higher in fiber. Mature date palms can produce 150-300 lb (70-140 kg) 22 23 of dates per harvest season, even although they do not all ripen at the identical time so a quantity of harvests are essential.