Of the many varieties of date palms, the species Phoenix dactylifera Linn. is cultivated extensively and traded and consumed worldwide. Dates: Production, Processing, Food, and Medicinal Values draws from a broad spectrum of contributors to present a comprehensive survey of this particular species. The book explores a range of essential facets of w

Production. An Overview of Date Palm Production. Tissue Culture Studies in Date Palm. The Date Palm Genome Project at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Water Management in Date Palm Groves. Fertilizer Application in Date Palm Cultivation. Environmental Concern in Date Palm Production from Atmospheric Trace Metal Contamination. Salinity Problems and Their Management in Date Palm Production. Insects in Date Palm Field and Their Management. Mechanization in Date Palm Pollination. Design Concepts for Date-Harvesting Process. Dates Marketing. Processing. Drying Characteristics, Rehydration, and Color Changes of Palm Fruits During Storage. Solar Tunnel Dryer: A Novel Dryer for Dates. Processing of Dates by Dehydration and Microwave Drying. Quality Assessment of Dates by Computer Vision Technology. Nonchemical Methyl Bromide Alternatives in Dates' Processing Sector. Processing of Dates into Value-Added Products. Exploring the Possibility of Biofuel Production from By-Products and Wastes Generated from Date Industry. Food. Physical Characteristics and Chemical Composition of Date Palm Fruits. Sorption and Structural Characteristics of Date Palm Fruit. Fermentative Products Using Dates as a Substrate. Dates: Potential Substitute for Added Sugar in Food. Use of Date Palm By-Products in Feeding Livestock. Medicinal Values. Dates: A Fruit from Heaven. The Functional Values of Dates. Nutritional and Medicinal Value of Date Fruit. Uses of Date Palm in Ayurveda. Dates in Indigenous Medicines of India. Antiamyloidogenic Effect of Dates Grown in Oman with Reference to Their Possible Protection against Alzheimer's Disease. Index.