The date palm is as old as mankind, although there is a difference of opinion as to where it originated. Scientists state that its original home is the Arab Gulf region. Ibn Wahshiyyah mentions two options: One is the date palm originated in Bahrain and the other is that it originated in Al-Ahsa and then spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula. Many of the Coptic monasteries contain writing that mention the benefits of the dates. Sagai dates had the lightest color, going from medium brown to a very light brown at the top so had a unique 2-toned colour. They were also moderately wrinkled but the skin didn't flake.They have mild sweetness, a milder date flavor than Khudri, chewy, not dry.