Deglet Nour is one of hundreds of cultivars of date palms. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the deglet nour cultivar is classified as the main date category according to its export value.
Algeria and Tunisia are the world's largest producers of Deglet Nour dates. They are grown mainly in the Ziban region of Algeria and in the Djerid and Nefzaoua regions of Tunisia.
Deglet Nour has a characteristic soft touch, a translucent blond color and a soft caramel-like taste. These three characteristics distinguish it from all other dates.