There are an estimated eight million date palms (Phoenix dactylifera in Arabic, nakhl) in Oman, and travelling about the Batinah you'll seldom be out of sight of the endless plantations which blanket the coast. Dates also contain vitamin A , thiamine and complex of vitamin B, folate, vitamin C and vitamin E, vitamin K, along with minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, po