Many types of plants have been cultivated around the world for their fruit and seeds, but none is as widely grown and eaten as dates. This delicious and nutritious fruit dates back to prehistoric times when it was known to the Egyptians and Mesopotamians, but dates were eaten later in other parts of the world by the Greeks.
The fruit of this palm, also called date palm or date tree, is elongated, fleshy palm bearing flowers. The fruit, which is dark yellow, is juicy with a pleasant sweet flavor and is the sweetest fruit in the world. Date palms are cultivated in most parts of the world and grow wild in parts of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. While the majority of dates in the United States are canned in the U.S., there are some that grow in the wild in the southern United States.
The fruit of date trees has a distinctive flavor that has made them popular all over the world. The variety of dates grown in many parts of the world vary greatly in taste. Some fruits may be sweeter than others. Some even have a distinct odor. There are various forms of dates, and they come in different sizes.
Dessert dates are the most popular pastime for many people. Many people enjoy the way that these sweet fruits taste when they have been lightly sweetened with honey or maple syrup. Most people enjoy eating the dates with a slice of fresh fruit or when used as a topping for desserts. When dates are sliced into rounds or cubes, people like to make jam or honey or apple sauce using the dates. Another popular way to eat dates is as an ice cream treat. Dessert dates can be mixed together with strawberries and bananas, or even mixed with a few drops of orange juice to make a delicious summertime drink.
Dates are grown in the United States because they are highly perishable, and as a result, they must be grown in nurseries, and can only be bought in bulk. They can also be found in some grocery stores that grow fruits and vegetables for their customers to purchase. These stores usually have local nurseries that sell and grow their own fruits and vegetables.
One type of date that is often eaten is the Egyptian Date, the so-called “holy date” and the only edible fruit from the true date family. The fruit of this date tree is considered sacred by the Hindus and Buddhists, and Muslims. The true date tree grows only in the desert areas of Egypt.