Date Palm

Published: Thu, 19 Mar 2015


The Date palm tree fruits are oval drupes, 1-3 inches long, with a large seed in the center. Unripe fruits are green in color, as mature they become orange-yellow. When fully ripe they are deep mahogany brown with thin glossy sticky wrinkled skin and thick sweet flesh. Fruits of Date palms vary in taste, flavor, texture, color, size and shape.

Deglet Noor, Barhi, Golden Princess, Barakawi, Halawy, Khalas, Hilali, Khadrawy are just several popular date varieties.

The Medjool date variety is the “King of dates”.

The Medjools fruits are nicknamed Nature's Candies and Natural Sweeteners. These drupes are the largest of all dates and exceptionally delicious. They are very juicy and very tasty. They also tend to be the most expensive of the dates.

How to eat

Insert the fruit into your mouth, allow the salivary enzymes to help break the fruit down, along with smooth, slow chewing. Proceed to spit the pit out and swallow the melting, sweet flesh. Also you may remove the pit with your fingers before placing the fruit into your mouth.

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