Date Palm Euphoria. Considering Outside The Box. Timelessness.From lemons to loquats, it's frequent to see fruit trees with an abundant, but unpicked, harvest. 8 Fresh dates are harder to find than dried ones, but they are worth in search of out. In West Africa, near the Sahara, only dry, sugary sorts can be grown. Minerals: Dates are a wealthy supply of minerals like selenium, copper,