So we talked about the health benefits of dates in our previous article and now it’s time to find out the best quality dates available. We will go through with different qualities of dates and some good to know additional details about dates.
What are the Best Quality Dates to Eat?
Dates need warm climate with little to no rain conditions. The Middle East is by far has the most favorable climatic conditions for dates to grow followed by California, Arizona, and Florida. There are over 1500 varieties of dates grown in the world.
One of the most popular dates that are large, soft and one of the most flavourful dates among all different varieties grown. They taste excellent when eaten fresh because of their high moisture content. Medjool Dates stays good for 12-15 days at room temperature.
Medjool dates were first found in Morocco, North Africa and were brought to Nevada, the USA in the year 1927.
These are soft, sweet, and meaty dates that look like chocolate beans. It has darkish brown to black color of skin and is available around the year. The origin of the Deri dates is in Iraq. The fruit has a shelf life of 10 months.
These dates are a God gift to mankind. Ajwa dates seed powder is used in treating the cholesterol and blocked heart arteries issues. The paste prevents and cures heart diseases. Ajwa dates are a soft and dry variety of dates from Saudi Arabia.
These dates originated in Iran. China took these palm trees and cultivated them during the end of the ninth century. Kimia dates are black plump dates that have a melt-in-mouth flavor. The shelf life is about 15 days.
As the name suggests, these dates originate in Oman, Middle East. Every date lover loves Oman dates. These are plump dates, large in size, moist and is used in many cooking and baking recipes. Many people use them in the dry fruits gift hampers.
Whiles dates have multiple benefits and help in reducing weight if eaten in moderation, otherwise, they may increase the weight because of high sugar content in them. Eating about 10 grams of dates will provide you around 23 calories and fiber. Word of caution for people who have sugar problems, they should avoid eating dates or at lease consult their doctors first before consuming dates.