Ajwa dates are a soft, luscious and fruity date variety, with a fine texture, from Saudi Arabia. They are cultivated in Madina Tayyiba. For its size, it contains a lot of beneficial nutrients and vitamins. Ajwa dates contain calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosophorus, sodium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. Now it is easy to see why travellers in the desert used to sustain themselves on dates and water alone, sometimes.