Dried dates are mature fully ripened dates that are sun dried. Dried dates are brown in color with a wrinkly outer skin and a chewy sweet interior flesh. They can be eaten as is or used in cooking to make cookies, puddings, etc. Dried dates soaked in water and consumed in summer are believed to protect against sun stroke.
Dried dates are a healthy snack low in fats and cholesterol and and high in carbohydrates, dietary fiber and minerals.