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WHAT MAKES A PERFECT DATE FRUIT?
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WHAT MAKES A PERFECT DATE FRUIT?

People who say ‘perfection is just an illusion’, might have never tasted a perfect date fruit. The plump, moist, luscious texture and sweet smooth goodness of dates is as good as it gets.

The taste of a perfect date fruit is one which transcends the senses into an age of purity and integrity. This berry fruit has stood the test of time – it is a staple ingredient in many sweet dishes, and is slowly branching out into savoury dishes as well. The majestic date is the oldest and sweetest fruit known to mankind, and has carved a name for itself through the pages of history. From the lands of ancient Mesopotamia to the depths of Africa, succulent dates are enjoyed fresh or dried.

Though the world’s annual yield of fresh dates is estimated at 6 million tonnes, only a fraction of this harvest is worthy to be classed as gourmet. Before dwelling into its divine taste, a perfect date fruit can be distinguished by its size – the bigger the better. The skin of the fruit should be smooth, with no breakage or bubbles. It should have a moist texture inside, making it a true delight to the palate.

There are large varieties of dates, and each has their own flavour and character. This brings a carousel of flavours to the palate to enjoy. This magnificent fruit is naturally packed with sweetness, and as it dries, the sugars become more concentrated. A perfect accompaniment to Arabic coffee.

A great favourite is the freshly harvested date. Its succulent texture evolves on the palate into a dense, caramel-like taste. Its rich underlining flavour is enjoyed by all ages. It is no wonder this mystical fruit of the desert has been labelled ‘the fruit of paradise’.

Enduring extreme heat and dust, it thrives, and encases a rich distinguished taste that is heralded around the world. With its popularity growing day by day, it is difficult to see how dates will not be in high demand for many centuries to come.



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