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The Sex Life of a Date

 Date Palms are unique in that they are either a male tree or a female tree. The male trees produce pollen, and the female trees produce flowers. Unfortunately, neither birds or bees are attracted to the flowers, so the females have to be hand pollinated. Pollination is a complicated process in date cultivation. If one were to depend on wind-aided natural pollination, 50 per cent of the trees should be male, which makes date farming uneconomical. This, therefore, necessitated the adoption of a manual pollination process to ensure a rich crop. The natural, wind-aided pollination of date palms is a...


Date Varieties

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Tags Coffee Alternatives, Date Seed, Dates, Did You Know?, Health

Dates are available year round, but because they are harvested in fall and early winter, they’re freshest then. There are three main categories of dates: soft, semisoft, and dry. "Dry dates" are not dates that have been deliberately dehydrated, as is the case with other kinds of dried fruits. Instead, they simply contain relatively little moisture when ripe. Whereas your dried apricots, banana, papaya, kiwi or for that matter almost any dried fruit may contain added juices, sweeteners and preservatives usually sulfites or more precise "Sulfur Dioxide"), dates are naturally dried.   Here are some varieties of dates you may find in...


Dried Fruits Trivia

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    Sulfur dioxide might not sound good enough to eat, but this food preservative does make its way into a number of edibles, including dried fruits such as raisins, dried apricots and prunes. Sulfur dioxide is one type of sulfite, a preservative whose name might be more familiar. Even a small amount of sulfite can wreak health havoc if you're sensitive to it. In sensitive individuals, sulfites can cause allergic reactions. These allergic reactions can be relatively mild, such as hives, or more severe -- such as difficulty breathing and potentially fatal anaphylactic shock. For this reason, any food that contains...


Halawi Dates

Halawi Dates Halawi dates (also known as Halawy) are a very sweet soft date variety of medium size with wonderful caramel-honey like flavor. The caramel  pairs well with cheeses and savory fare. The halawi date palm variety originated in Mesopotamia and has been propagated by off-shoots for millenia. The name halawi actually means "sweet" in Arabic. In some cultures, the Halawi date is eaten at the "khalal" stage when it has become yellow and is still crunchy like an apple. The flavor at this "khalal" stage is less sweet and very different. If allowed to ripen further, the Halawi date will next enter...


Date Palm Tree - Interesting Facts

12 Amazing Facts About the Date Palm Tree The word “date” comes from the Greek word daktylos, meaning finger. The date palm tree has a straight, rough single trunk that can grow 75 feet high. What look like branches are really leaves that grow out of the crown, or top, of the trunk. The leaves are barbed, and they keep camels and other animals from eating them A date palm tree can live for up to 150 years. Did you know that date palm trees are not just used for its fruits but its other components, like leaves are often...