Persia, Arabia, Mesopotamia, a Biblical fruit. the food
of nomads, dates were originally cultivated in
the Middle East as early as 3500 B.C.
Dates, especially the softer varieties are delicious when eaten by hand
with or without the pits. Such varieties are the Delete Nor and
Khaddar. Dates also make fine candies, puddings, breads, pies,
muffins and cookies.
Dates are available with or without the pits, jarred,
spiced and dried. .
Storage Dried dates can be kept almost indefinitely at
room temperature. Other types and sold in air tight containers
and must be kept in the refrigerator once package is opened.
Preparation Slit unpitted dates lengthwise
and remove the slender pit, the chop for use in recipes. If dates
become hard place them in hot water of fruit juice to plump them.
Nutrition 1 medium date = 24
1 pound of dried dates is approximately 60.
20 medium dates = about cup chopped
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