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804. Dates Fruits

804. Dates Fruits

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Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, which is grown in many tropical regions of the world. Dates have become quite popular in recent years.

Almost all dates sold in Western countries are dried.

You can tell whether or not dates are dried based on their appearance. A wrinkled skin indicates they are dried, whereas a smooth skin indicates freshness.

Depending on the variety, fresh dates are fairly small in size and range in color from bright red to bright yellow. Medjool and Deglet Noor dates are the most commonly consumed varieties.

Dates have an excellent nutrition profile.
Since they’re dried, their calorie content is higher than most fresh fruit. The calorie content of dates is similar to that of other dried fruits, such as raisins and figs.
Most of the calories in dates come from carbs. The rest are from a very small amount of protein. Despite their calories, dates contain some important vitamins and minerals in addition to a significant amount of fiber.

Fresh dates will keep at room temperature for about 45 days. When stored in the refrigerator, they're good for up to 6 months. Frozen dates keep for up to a year. Dried dates can be refrigerated for a year, or frozen for as long as 5 years.

Various palm trees are found in desert and tropical climates throughout the world. Only the date palm is capable of producing the date fruit that is eaten by many people. For hundreds of years, people have consumed dates in a variety of ways, including in medicinal remedies and cures. Dates are commonly harvested from the tree, however, and fruit that falls to the ground will typically be very ripe.

Inspect date fruit collected from the ground. Look for signs of damage, rot or insect holes, and dispose of unwanted fruit. Rinse the inspected fruit under running water to remove dirt and debris.

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