Best Quality and Selection of Medjool and Deglet Nour Dates at Pars Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Market in Columbia Maryland

WHAT IS A DATE?

The date is the fruit of the date palm, a tree native to North Africa and the Middle East. The cultivation of the date palm tree spans as far back as five thousand years and is often referred to as the “tree of life”, and throughout this time the tree has been used to weave blankets, make rope and most of all has been a source of food in a place where food can be scarce at times.

The fruit (the date) itself is called the “bread of the desert” as it has helped sustain nomadic tribes roaming the Middle Eastern deserts.

WHAT DOES DEGLET NOUR MEAN?

Deglet Nour dates are the most widely grown dates in North Africa. Deglet Nour (dates of light) are so called because of their translucence. Their seed can be seen right through the flesh when held to the light. They are natural and fresh dates that have not undergone any treatment. They are medium sweet, cure well and are distinguished by a pleasant, nutty after taste similar to that of a lightly roasted peanut. Their balanced sugar level, wealth of vitamins and loads of minerals make them an ideal snack or quick energy source


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALGERIAN AND CALIFORNIAN DEGLET NOUR?

Californian Deglet Nour Palm trees were brought to the U.S.A. from French Algeria in 1900. The microclimate of the region where Deglet Nour dates are grown in Algeria have contributed to making Algerian Deglet Nour dates unique. Biskra the sweet city” is famous for its high quality Deglet Nour dates in Algeria. Its climate is characterized by its warm air and wet soil.  As a result, the dates from this region have different size, texture, color and taste.


Fresh Medjool Dates at Pars Market Howard County Columbia Maryland 21045
Fresh Medjool Dates at Pars Market

 

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEGLET NOUR AND MADJOUL DATES?

Medjool dates have been called the king of the dates. They are exceptionally large, contain a large amount of “fruit meat.” They are extremely sweet. Deglet Noor dates are smaller and have a translucent blond color and a soft caramel-like taste.

 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.

Algerian and Tunisian Deglet Nour Dates at Pars Market in Howard County Columbia Maryland 21045
Algerian and Tunisian Deglet Nour Dates at Pars Market

 WHERE ARE OUR DATES IMPORTED FROM?

 

Algeria and Tunisia

 

WHERE IS ALGERIA LOCATED?

 

 Algeria sits on the northern coast of Africa, nestled between Tunisia and Morocco.

WHEN IS THE HARVEST SEASON OF DATES?

 

  October through January.

 

 

HOW CAN WE USE THE DATE?

Dates continue to have a quintessential presence on the dinner table in many cultures of North Africa and the Middle East. It is usually accompanied by a cup of tea or a glass of buttermilk. In addition, to being served fresh, the date fruit is also eaten as a snack and is now incorporated in many things such as salads, cereals and various desserts and cookies

WHERE DO WE STORE DATES?


​ Dates should always be stored in a cool storage. They retain their flavor and nutritive value up to one year if stored in the refrigerator after opening. Keeping the dates cool,makes it last longer.

​Dates are always available Fresh and high quality at Pars market. Pars Market has Algerian,Tunisian, and Medjool Dates just for you to enjoy them. Come and check us out for all other high quality grocery foods we carry at Pars Market in Columbia, Maryland!

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Buy your Halloumi Cheese for Summer BBQ at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland

Halloumi is a  traditional cheese from Cyprus, the island in the Mediterranean Sea. raditionally it was made just from sheep’s and goat’s milk. Nowadays it might contain some cow’s milk as well.
Halloumi cheese has a higher melting point than other cheese what makes it suitable cheese for grilling and frying. You almost won’t find any BBQ in Cyprus without the use of halloumi.

Halloumi is a  traditional cheese from Cyprus, the island in the Mediterranean Sea. raditionally it was made just from sheep's and goat's milk. Nowadays it might contain some cow's milk as well.
Alambra Brand Traditional Halloumi Cheese available at Pars Market

Halloumi is produced worldwide nowadays, although its origin is in Cyprus and the East Mediterranean. Within the US halloumi is registered as a protected cypriot product. The reason for not being registered within the EU is to find in a dispute between dairy producers and sheep and goat farmers about the percentage of cow’s milk allowed to be used, if any.

In Canada halloumi is registered as hallomi without the ‘u‘ cause of a difference with a local dairy producer.

Sometimes you might also come across haloumi cheese or hallomi cheese, which is the same and refers to Halloumi too.

When is the common season to use Halloumi Cheese?

It is also very common in warm months, to eat, halloumi together with watermelon. The juicy slices of the watermelon are quite refreshing while the slices of halloumi give the Delicious Taste.
Halloumi is also one of the dishes that are usually served within a Cyprus Meze and very often you also will see a few slices of halloumi accompanying a cold beer ordered in a taverna.

Halloumi is produced worldwide nowadays, although its origin is in Cyprus and the East Mediterranean. Within the US halloumi is registered as a protected cypriot product. The reason for not being registered within the EU is to find in a dispute between dairy producers and sheep and goat farmers about the percentage of cow's milk allowed to be used, if any.
Golden Star Brand Halloumi Cheese at Pars Market

Here in the line below I am going to provide you with a recipe to make a tasty sandwich with Halloumi Cheese All the ingredients you want to make this are sold at Pars Market, Come check us out for our great selection of Halloumi cheese as well as other great products in our store, Looking forward to seeing you soon shopping with us at your locally owned Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Store in Columbia, Maryland! 

Sandwich With Halloumi

Fast and easy to prepare but yummy in taste.

Ingredients

¼ onion

3 teaspoons olive oil

4 slices halloumi cheese

1 pita bread

½ tomato

some lemon juice

Preparation

Fry one quarter of an onion in a fry pan with two teaspoons of olive oil until slightly coloured. Take the onion from the heat and put aside. Cut 4 slices of halloumi cheese and fry in the pan with one teaspoon of olive oil accoring to your taste until golden or brown and crispy.

Open one pita bread at one side and place the halloumi slices into the pita bread and squeeze some lemon juice over the fried cheese slices. Put half tomato in slices and the onions on top of the cheese and close the pita bread.

Put the filled pita bread into a toaster and toast as usual until bread is golden brown.

Serve the traditional cyprus sandwich together with some fresh salad and a handful of black olives.

You can vary this recipe according your taste and put any other vegetable than tomato. Try olives or lettuce for example.

Tip: The sandwich gets much more tasty when you grill the halloumi in traditional way on open fire instead of using a fry pan.

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Differences between Traditional Hookah and Electronic Hookahs

In the next couple charts are comparisons between regular traditional Hookahs and E-Hookahs.These Charts will show the way its operated and the structures of both kinda of hookahs.Also, the charts show the advantages of having an E-Hookah. Enjoy the information provided! Shop at Pars Market, for great quality selection of hookahs and low prices.

Best selling electronic hookah E-hookah big vapor custom Hookah at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045

Best selling electronic hookah E-hookah big vapor custom Hookah at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045

Best selling electronic hookah E-hookah big vapor custom Hookah at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045

Advantages of e-hookah

  • E-hookah has several change modes. Its lithium battery can be recycled, reducing use-cost.
  • E-hookah is portable and can be used in ban smoking public.
  • Integrated cartomizer can be changed whenever, offering different taste.
  • E-hookah can help quit smoking. It really is a good alternative to cigarettes
  • E-hookah can Vapor up to 800 Puffs.

Why do we choose e-hookah? 

  • Low use-cost.
  • Easy operation, portable, simple assembling, power directly from battery.
  • Safe, clean, environment friendly, no passive smoke.
  • More than 100 flavors, plenty choices.
  • No harmful substances, healthy and green.

 

 

 

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Sour Grapes at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland

 

Yup – these really are sour grapes. Cheek-suckingly, eye-wateringly sour. They even look mean, no?

 Sour Grape (Ghoreh) at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045
Sour Grape (Ghoreh) at Pars Market

This, basically, is verjuice’s (verjus, for all you francophones out there) Mummy. The real deal. In Iran sour grapes are known as ghooreh, and verjuice as ab ghooreh, and they are a really important part of the cuisine. The season is awfully short (a few weeks in June/July), but the grapes are pressed, dried and ground, frozen and pickled so that we can enjoy their sharp goodness all the year round. Here are a few ideas on what to do with the stuff should it swing by your pantry/fridge.

A Big Bunch of Sour Grape at Pars Market LLC Columbia Maryland 21045
A Big Bunch of Sour Grape
  • Verjuice: i.e. the juice extracted from sour grapes. This finds its way into all manner of khoreshts *(or casseroles), and is somewhere between wine and vinegar in application. It is also used in salads in Iran, and is reputedly good for lowering high blood pressure/cholesterol. Strictly speaking it doesn’t need the fridge once opened: if you have a bottle, don’t be alarmed/go all squealy if it forms a king of must on top: just flick the mould off and carry on using it.

 

Verjuice (Sour Grape Juice) on the shelf at Pars Market Columbia, Maryland 21045
Verjuice (Sour Grape Juice) on the shelf at Pars Market
  • Sour grape powder: use like a spice – add to dishes at the sealing frying stage. It will add a lovely sharp zing to soups and stews. It is also great in marinades for fish and meat.   
Sadaf Brand Ground Sour Grape (Gard-e-Ghoreh) at Pars Market
Sadaf Brand Ground Sour Grape (Gard-e-Ghoreh) at Pars Market

 

  • Pickled Sour Grapes: apart from making a perfect gift for your mother-in-law (Les Dawson where are you now?), these can be dropped whole into casseroles/sauces to lend a dish little explosions of sharpness. You can also crush them into salad dressings and stuffing.

                               

Sadaf Brand Pickled Sour Grape Ghooureh Ghoureh at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045
Sadaf Brand Pickled Sour Grape Ghooureh Ghoureh
  • Fresh or frozen: fresh ones (like the ones THAT-WE’VE-GOT-IN-THE-SHOP-RIGHT-NOW-PLEASE-FORM-AN-ORDERLY-QUEUE) need to be washed well and picked through. Detach them from their stalky bits, and then just plop them whole into salads, casseroles etc. Glorious – and they will keep your dinner guests guessing. Now is a good time to buy them to freeze as well: you can use them straight from the freezer. Silly serving idea: they are quite fun dropped whole-frozen into Martinis.
Frozen Sour Grapes in Package at Pars Market LLC
Frozen Sour Grapes in Package

That should give you something to be going on with. If you are popping by the shop at Pars Market this week, do stock up: these are a real culinary treat.

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COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

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Al Fakher Shisha Tobacco at Pars Market

 About

A relatively young company based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) known mostly for their hookah tobacco. Al Fakher is one of the largest shisha tobacco organizations in the world. The company strives to transform the Middle Eastern hookah or “shisha” tradition into a universal phenomenon by producing premium molasses in a wide range of flavors. Al Fakher also provides continuous support to the community through monetary and service related contributions. Al Fakher brand is definitely one of the most smoked brands on the market. Their flavors are not so fruity, classic, and favorite among many smokers in Middle East.

Al Fakher Logo at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045 USA
Al Fakher Logo

From the Official Al Fakher Website: “Al-Fakher Corporation was established in 1999, as a limited liability private company and is currently owned by a major investment company operating in the Middle East. Al-Fakher strives to transform the Middle Eastren Hookah or “Shisha” tradition into a universal phenomenon by producing premium molasses in a wide range of flavors. Over the years Alfakher was successfully able to expand its markets so that today it has agents operating world wide.”

Al-Fakher Hookah Shisha Tobacco at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045
Al Fakher Shisha Selection at Pars Market

The Al Fakher tobacco comes in two line. There is the basic line known simply as Al Fakher (AF) and their Al Fakher Golden line which only has a few flavors and is a “premium” tobacco. The golden line includes eskandarani apple, bahraini apple, rose and grape. The two apple flavors are not found in the basic line while rose and grape are variations on existing flavors. They are also the producer of the popular black style moassel known as Soft Black. Soft Black is a strong and robust tobacco. 

 We sell only Genuine Al Fakher at Pars Market. We are constantly supplying our stock of Al Fakher,
More View from the Al Fakher Flavors

 

The smoke duration and thickness vary between the lines but it’s usually medium to thick smoke that can easily last an hour or more depending on the bowl you use.

Alfakher Hookah Shisha Tobacco at Pars Market LLC Howard County Columbia Maryland 21045 United States of America
Al Fakher Shisha Tobacco next to Hookahs

Packaging

  • 50g Box: The tobacco comes in a laminated foil pouch inside a cardboard box wrapped in cellophane
  • 250g Plastic Tub: Using a laminated foil pouch similar to the 50g size but then packaged in a resealable plastic tub with a safety seal under the cap. The tubs have a small plastic handle. These are then packed in cardboard boxes.
  • 250g Plastic Box: The Golden line comes packed in a resealable, laminated foil pouch which is then placed in a plastic box with clear sides and a hinged top that is sealed down with an Al Fakher logo sticker. This whole thing is then placed in a cardboard box.
  • 500g Tub: Packed in a re-sealable laminated aluminum pouch. Packaged similarly to the 250g packs and 1 kilo tubs, the pouch is packed in a resealable plastic tub with a safety seal under the lid.
  • 1 Kilo Tub: Just a larger version of the 500g tub. The tobacco is in a laminated and resealable foil pouch in a plastic tub with a safety seal under the lid. The handle on these tubs is useful as these are quite large.
Wide Selection of Alfakher Shshia Tobacco at Pars Market Howard County Columbia Maryland 21045 USA
Wide Selection of Alfakher Shshia Flavors at Pars Market

Flavors

  1. Apple
  2. Apricot
  3. Banana
  4. Berry
  5. Bubble Gum
  6. Caffe Latte
  7. Cappuccino
  8. Cardamom
  9. Cherry
  10. Chocolate
  11. Cinnamon
  12. Cocktail
  13. Coconut
  14. Cola
  15. Double Apple
  16. Energy Drink
  17. Golden Bahraini Apple
  18. Golden Black Grape
  19. Golden Grape
  20. Golden Eskandarani Apple
  21. Golden Rose
  22. Golden Strawberry
  23. Grape
  24. Grape & Mint
  25. Grenadine
  26. Guava
  27. Gum
  28. Honey
  29. Jasmine
  30. Kiwi
  31. Lemon
  32. Lemon & Mint
  33. Licorice
  34. Mango
  35. Melon
  36. Mint
  37. Orange
  38. Peach
  39. Pineapple
  40. Pipe
  41. Plum
  42. Rose
  43. Strawberry
  44. Soft Black
  45. Vanilla
  46. Watermelon
At Pars Market We are constantly supplying our stock of Al Fakher, so you are ensured freshness every time. Each box labeled with it's production date, so you are guarantied the most flavorful of hookah smoke.
Pars Market Business Card Sitting next to Apple and Apple&Mint Al Fakher Shishas

 We sell only Genuine Al Fakher at Pars Market. We are at Pars Market constantly supplying our stock of Al Fakher, so you are ensured freshness every time. Each box labeled with it’s production date, so you are guarantied the most flavorful of hookah smoke. 

Note: You must 18 years or older to order this product.

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Green Za’atar (Thyme) at Pars Market Middle Eastern Mediterranean Grocery Store in Columbia Maryland 21045

  Za’atar (pronounced “zah-tar”) is a Middle Eastern spice mix of thyme, sumac, toasted sesame seed, and sometimes wild oregano.

Lebanese Zaatar at Pars Market
Lebanese Zaatar at Pars Market

Sadaf Green Zatar Mix at Pars Market

  

Arabic for the word “thyme,” after the seasoning’s predominant ingredient, za’atar has been used in Arabic countries since medieval times.

If you’ve eaten at Middle Eastern restaurants, you’ll probably recognize the flavor, which is pungent and grassy. 

Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Cold Press)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Jordanian Zaatar at Pars Market Columbia, Maryland 21045
Jordanian Zaatar at Pars Market

 Za’atar is used on meats andvegetables,  and it’s also mixed with Olive oil which is often added to make a spreadable paste, It can be served with everything fromflatbreads to eggs tovegetables. 

Traditionally the Thyme is dried in the sun & mixed with Sun dried Sumac, Sesame Seed and Sea Salt. Containing a unique synergy of healing & medicinal properties that alert the mind and make the body strong, Zaatar is encouraged to be eaten by school kids before exams.

Roasted Sesame Seeds at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045
Roasted Sesame Seeds at Pars Market

 You can find this spice blend at the best quality in market at Pars Market Or, if you can find Sumac (also available at Pars Market), you can make your own Za’atar using equal parts Dried thyme, toasted sesame seeds and sumac. Sprinkle Za’atar over fresh pita bread drizzled with olive oil.

Thyme (Tomillo) at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland to make Green Zaatar MixOregano Leaves Cut at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045

The best way to enjoy Zaatar is to blend it with good quality cold pressed olive oil in a bowl to the consistency of pesto, and then whenever you feel like a hit, just stir the mixture and spread it on fresh or toasted bread and top it with fresh tomatoes, white cheeses, organic eggs or anything Mediterranean for that matter.

 

Sumac in the Jar at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045
Sumac in the Jar at Pars Market

A final word of warning here, be careful as Zaatar is extremely addictive and once tasted your taste buds will never let you forget the experience. Enjoy!

 

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9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

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Pars Market Hookah and Shisha Store in Columbia Maryland

I love Hookah and I love smoking it so much….more I talk about hookah I still feel I have a lot more to say out! Let’s talk more and enjoy talking about it as well as smoking Hookah with friends and family!

A Hookah is a water pipe that is used mainly by Middle Eastern countries for smoking tobacco, mainly flavored tobacco, such as Shisha. Traditional hookahs are elaborately decorated with gold or brass and often sport ornate carvings and designs.
Beautiful Double Hose Hookah at Pars Market

The Wonder of The Hookah

A Hookah is a water pipe that is used mainly by Middle Eastern countries for smoking tobacco, mainly flavored tobacco, such as Shisha. Traditional hookahs are elaborately decorated with gold or brass and often sport ornate carvings and designs. They are traditionally made from glass but can also be made from plastic or even. They have a long stem with a large Bowl at the top where the tobacco is placed.

From the stem are several long hoses that enable several people to enjoy the hookah at once. Water is placed in the stem and, when the bowl of tobacco is lit, the smoke is then filtered through the water and into the lungs of each person inhaling from each hose.

The practice of using hookahs is very popular in countries like Iran and other Arab countries but it is also popular in European countries, as well, and even the United States.

The practice of using hookahs is very popular in countries like Iran and other Arab countries but it is also popular in European countries, as well, and even the United States.
Small little Hookah at Pars Market

Purchasing your own hookah is a very personal experience. You can choose whatever design you would like, and there are several as it’s popular for the hookah to be elaborately decorated as our Hookahs at Pars Market are so beautiful designed and built so strongly!

There are many different styles of Hookah, and the number of hoses sprouting from the main stem varies as well. When you get a group of your friends, family or co-workers together to sample the latest blend of flavored tobacco, it is a true bonding experience. This is why the hookah is so popular, it’s the exchanging of smoke amongst a small group that truly makes the hookah experience a special one. 

Come down to our shop Pars Market to purchase your own new Hookah,
Small Beautiful hookah at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland

Come down to our shop Pars Market to purchase your own new Hookah, We have wide selection of amazing looking Hookahs and our Friendly and Knowledgeable staff are here to help you choosing the right hookah for your budget! If you are a beginner No problem We show you how to start and set up your hookah from scratch, Because Pars Market is A one-stop shop for all your Hookah shisha smoking needs. We offer high quality of hookahs products from all shapes and sizes at the lowest prices available in the market.  guaranteed top quality hookahs and shisha at the lowest prices. Each one of our hookah products are crafted to the highest standards and completely authentic. Our hookahs (hooka, huka) are functional, attractive, durable and available to you. Come inside and see which hookah strikes your fancy!

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 PARS MARKET LLC

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

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