Dates are mentioned 50 times in the Bible.
In the Middle East for more than one thousand years, these sweet fruits, which we used to see dried or candied, are an integral part of the local menu.
For export dates go overwhelmingly in dried or candied form. Drying technology is different.
The traditional is simple: the fruit, without taking out the bones, is dried in the sun.
Or the fruit is dried, the bone is taken out, boiled in syrup and dried completely.
The three first places in the world in the production of dates are taken by Egypt — more than 1.3 million tons per year, Iran — 1 million tons and Saudi Arabia — more than 900 thousand tons per year.
An adult date palm can produce up to 120 kg of fruit per season.
Dates (counted exactly) are mentioned 50 times in the Bible. In the Middle East for more than one thousand years, dates — an integral part of the local menu. Biologists believe that date palms originally appeared in the Gulf region.
In the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, archaeologists have found evidence that dates began to be cultivated here 6 thousand years BC.
Plantations of date palms appeared in Mesopotamia and Egypt about 4 thousand years BC. In ancient Egypt
the dates ate fresh, dried, and made wine out of them. In the early Middle Ages, Arab merchants introduced the dates to South and Southeast Asia, North Africa, Spain and Italy.
And in 1756, the Spaniards brought dates to Mexico and California, after which they came to Europe and Asia.
In dates, even dried (but not candied) quite a lot vitamin C.
Due to the high content fiber and sugars dates for the human body — an excellent supplier of energy.
There are three types of dates: soft, semi-dry and dry — they differ in the content of fructose, glucose and sucrose.
Dates eat just like that, with a cup of tea and strong coffee.
The pulp of the fruit is crushed and kneaded into the dough for baking.
It is ground into a paste for cooking several varieties of oriental sweets, cubes of such paste
are called «‘quince«.
From the fruit is boiled syrup, which is often called date honey (he dibs or slave in Libya).
There is also a date wine and date vinegar.
Often, a bone is taken from dates and stuffed with nuts, candied oranges and lemon rinds, sesame tahini paste or even cream cheese.
In northern Nigeria, dates along with hot pepper like to add to the local beer, considering that it will be less drunk.
One of the popular beliefs prevalent in Africa, and the truth ascribes the property of dates to reduce the effects of alcohol.
Dates contain a lot of tannins, so the ancient traditional medicine used them as a natural remedy, cleansing the intestines.
Syrup on the basis of dates was prescribed from a sore throat, cold and temperature.
In the places of date palm trees growing young, just bloomed from buds leaves of these trees sometimes eaten as vegetables, pre-boiled or roasted.
And date bones are roasted in the oven, ground and brewed in the manner of coffee.
Buds and flowers of date palms are also used in food.
AT Pakistan, India, North Africa, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire of date juice make gentle palm sugar, which is widely used in the kitchens of Southeast Asia and Africa, there it is called jageri or gur
Dates have a very short ripening season — from July to August. Because of this, it is not easy in producing countries to find fresh fruit. If you are lucky enough to be within walking distance of a date grove, be sure to try fresh dates.
This is delicious!
Year-round in supermarkets you can buy dried or candied dates.
Dates are a wonderful fruit that we, unfortunately, almost always get dried or.
The perfect snack for a picnic or a party at the cottage. Yes, of course, dates by the majority of the people.
Very interesting, very tasty snack!
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