Dried Date

Save the date. No, we're not talking about a social engagement, but the fruit. Drying is a great way to let us continue enjoying dates even when they're out of season. Lasting up to a year, dried dates are sweeter and richer in flavor than fresh fruit and, consequently, are an essential ingredient in baking and desserts. They're the perfect take along snack and new research is suggesting that dried fruits are dense in antioxidants. Dates originated in the area around the Persian Gulf. There is evidence that dates have been cultivated for thousands of years.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 date, pitted, 24g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 66
  • Calories from fat:
  • Fat: 0.04g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 18g
    • Fiber: 1.6g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 15%
  • Iron: 5%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Medjool
  • Deglet Noor
  • Zahidi
  • Hamraya

Dried dates may be stored in airtight containers, unrefrigerated for weeks. For longer periods, they should be refrigerated or even frozen to prevent "sugaring" (light leeching of the fruit sugar through the skin).

 

  • Phoenix dactylifera

Recipes

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