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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Stuffed Grape Leaves at Pars Middle Eastern Mediterranean Grocery shop in Columbia Maryland 21045

Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes common in the Balkans and surrounding regions, Middle East, the Caucasus (most of these regions having a Turkish or Armenian culture or of Balkan heritage), Russia, Central Asia

 

California Garden Greek Style Dolma Stuffed Grape Leaves at Pars Market

California Garden Greek Style Dolma

 

 

Sadaf Stuffed Vine Leaves in Large and Small size can

Sadaf Large and Small size Dolma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common vegetables to stuff include tomato, pepper, onion, zucchini, eggplant, and garlic. Grape or cabbage leaves wrapped around a filling are called ‘sarma‘, but are also often called ‘dolma’ or ‘yaprak dolma’ (Долма:Russian Translation) 

 

Can of Stuffed Grape Leaves at the Counter Pars Market in Columbia Maryland

Can of Stuffed Grape Leaves at the Counter

At Pars Market we are proud to sell a wide selection of Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolma), Stuffed Peppers, and Stuffed Eggplants in either large or small sized containers. Come on down and check us out!

Sera Brand Stuffed Eggplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The stuffing may or may not include meat. Meat dolmas are generally served warm, often with egg-lemon or garlic yogurt sauce; meatless ones are generally served cold. Stuffed vegetables are also common in the Italian cuisine, where they are named ripieni (“stuffed”).

 

Cortas Brand Lebanese Recipe Dolma stuffed grape leaves sold at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045

Cortas Brand Lebanese Style Dolma

Tukas Turkish Brand Stuffed Pepper Dolma in Jar at Pars Market Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Grocery Store in Columbia Maryland 21045

Tukas Turkish Brand Stuffed Pepper Dolma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Pars Market we are proud to sell a wide selection of Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolma), Stuffed Peppers, and Stuffed Eggplants in either large or small sized containers. Come on down and check us out!

 

 

 

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 PARS MARKET LLC

 

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

 

443-259-0002

 

 

http://www.parsmarketcolumbia.com

 

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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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PARS MARKET LLC

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

http://www.parsmarketcolumbia.com

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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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 PARS MARKET LLC

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

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Turmeric Powder at Pars Market Middle Eastern shop in Columbia Maryland 21045

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye.

The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. 

 India and Pakistan are significant producers of turmeric. which has regional names based on language and country. The name appears to derive from the Latin, terra merita (merited earth) or turmeryte, possibly related to saffron. As turmeric is a natural botanical compound, it is not patentable.

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India
Sadaf Turmeric Powder in Bag

 

Here are 20 health benefits of turmeric:

1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.

2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.

3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.

4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.

5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.

6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.

7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.

8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.

9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.

10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.

11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.

12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.

13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.

14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.

 16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.

17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.

18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.

19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.

20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

 It is available in powder form at Pars Market It comes in a spice jar or in a clear bag.

Turmeric is available in powder form at Pars Market in Coumbia, MD 21045It comes in a spice jar or in a clear bag.
Turmeric in Jar

Once you start using turmeric on a regular basis, it’s fun to find new ways to use it in recipes. Another favorite way to use it is to add a pinch of it to egg salad. It adds a nice flavor and gives the egg salad a rich yellow hue.

 

 PARS MARKET LLC

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002

http://www.parsmarketcolumbia.com

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Dry Lime / Lemon at Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Grocery Shop in Columbia Maryland

Indeed, Omani lemons are not lemons at all!  They are dried limes and also go by the names black lime, loomi, amani and noomi basra (to name a few).

 

Omani lemons are originated in Oman and used in cooking throughout the Middle East and even North India

Sadaf Lemon Omani Whole in Family Pack at Pars Market

 

  The dried limes usually measures between 1 inch and 1.5 inches (2.54 to 3.81 cm). Their outer skin is marked by dark-colored vertical stripes, and the fruit inside turns from green into a mushy texture that is shiny and black. The best flavor is often found in brown or tan dried limes, while the black ones have a more intense flavor. Proper storage requires protecting the limes from humidity to prevent the development of mold. Black limes should be discarded if mold develops, but with proper storage they have been known to last for two years in a pantry. 

 

Omani limes are boiled in salt water and then dried in the sun.

Sadaf Crushed Lemon Omani at Pars Market

Omani lemons are originated in Oman and used in cooking throughout the Middle East and even North India. Typically, (fresh) Omani limes are boiled in salt water and then dried in the sun.  This preservation process turns them anywhere from a light tan to black in color and hollow in the center.  Their flavor is tart, more like the peel than the juice, without any sweetness, and they also have an indescribable muskiness.  They are fantastic as a souring agent in place of lemon juice in a sauce. 

 

Indeed, Omani lemons are not lemons at all!  They are dried limes and also go by the names black lime, loomi, amani and noomi basra (to name a few).

Sadaf Ground Lemon Omani at Pars Market

  To use them, you can poke a small hole in one or two and throw them into whatever slow-cooking pot is at hand.  They can also be crushed or even powdered, and they are sold Whole, Crushed or Powdered at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland.

 

 

 The dried limes usually measures between 1 inch and 1.5 inches (2.54 to 3.81 cm). Their outer skin is marked by dark-colored vertical stripes,

Golchin Dried Lemon Omani at Pars Market

Scientific Names

Citrus aurantifoliaFamily: Rutaceae (citrus family).

 

 

 

 

   PARS MARKET LLC

 

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY Suite 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

 

443-259-0002

 

 

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Greengages or Green Plum now is available at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045

Another awesome seasonal fruit for Spring time is now here at Pars Market Because Its the time of the year yet again when all kinds of exotic Iranian fruits are beginning to show up in abundance. The local calls it ‘nobaraneh‘…indulging in their favorite fruits of the early season. 

 

 Gojeh sabz, or unripened greengages or Green Plums, (in Arabic: Jenerick and Turkish: Erik) are as popular in Iran as, let’s say, strawberries are in the USA.

Goje Sabz (Green Plums) at Pars Market

Gojeh sabz, or unripened greengages or Green Plums, (in Arabic: Jenerick and Turkish: Erik) are as popular in Iran as, let’s say, strawberries are in the USA.

 

 Most commonly Iranians wash them and sprinkle them with salt to enjoy as a cheek-suckingly sharp snack. They look forward with child-like glee to the first gojeh of spring, and scrabble to get their fill.

 

 

 The sour cherry plum...Goje sabz, literally translated as green tomato or sour green plums, is said to grow mainly in the mountain areas of Iran. Karaj, in the western part of Tehran is also considered as one of the main growing and producing areas. This self fertile round green plums is often picked before it is fully ripe and eaten fresh or cooked by itself or with sour cherries. The local usually eat them sprinkled and spiced with salt and hence are made into 'goje sabz,' a popular pastime indulgence especially among the ladies.

Green Plums at Pars Market

 The sour cherry plumGoje sabz, literally translated as green tomato or sour green plums, is said to grow mainly in the mountain areas of Iran. Karaj, in the western part of Tehran is also considered as one of the main growing and producing areas. This self fertile round green plums is often picked before it is fully ripe and eaten fresh or cooked by itself or with sour cherries. The local usually eat them sprinkled and spiced with salt and hence are made into ‘goje sabz,’ a popular pastime indulgence especially among the ladies. 

 

This yellow-fleshed fruit is juicy and very rich in flavor. A honeyed taste explosion occurs when you bite into one. They are beautiful to observe as they turn from greenish-yellow to golden yellow and, finally, when fully ripe, a rose blush appears on the surface of the fruit. 

 

 Gojeh sabz should be in season at Pars Market for another couple of weeks or so…

 

 

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PARS MARKET LLC

 

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY # 109

COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

 

443-259-0002

 

 

http://www.parsmarketcolumbia.com

 

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