Dating with sweaty palms
They are also used as ornamentation in the Feast of the Tabernacles.
In later times, traders spread dates around South West Asia, northern Africa, and Spain.
We have two types of sweat glands, apocrine and eccrine.
Apocrine glands secrete a thick sweat packed with fatty acids and proteins.
They're primarily located where we have a lot of hair follicles -- in our armpits, scalp and groin -- and it's this sweat that produces body odor when the normal bacterial flora living on our skin metabolizes it.
They are believed to have originated around what is now Iraq, and have been cultivated since ancient times from Mesopotamia to prehistoric Egypt.
Specifically, the sympathetic nervous system is malfunctioning.
That critical system controls basic, automatic bodily functions such as your heartbeat, pupil dilation, fight-or-flight response and even blushing.
The body uses this sweat to cool itself down, and usually body odor isn't associated with this kind of sweating (which is why you don't see palm deodorants on the shelf at your local drugstore).
When you sweat excessively just on your palms, it's called palmar hyperhidrosis.
Dates were introduced into Mexico and California by the Spaniards in 1765, around Mission San Ignacio.