Types of dates and their properties
The date palm is native to Mesopotamia, the strip of land between the Tigris and the Euphrates. The Babylonians ennobled its cultivation and it began to spread throughout all Afro-Asian countries with a dry climate, from Morocco to Pakistan. Some Spanish missionaries introduced it to America, where it is still cultivated today, especially in California, Arizona, Texas and Baja California, Mexico.
Some varieties of dates are:
Highly valued for its size and flavor, some dates can grow to 5cm long. This date is very sweet, tender and juicy. At its good point of maturity, this fruit is dark, wrinkled and soft, making its skin easily peel off. They are excellent for pastries and sweets. They are usually crushed without the bone in this way, a tasty paste is obtained that can replace sugar and even honey for the elaboration of different recipes. A small curiosity about this type of date was that in Morocco it was reserved only for royalty.
These dates are harvested when their skin acquires a pale yellow color with firm skin in this way it can be consumed in a few weeks from its harvest, as the days go by it becomes somewhat more juicy and tender but does not reach that typical sweetness of the other dates. The consumption of this variety is done when the fruit is still fresh without going through the natural maturation and drying process like the rest of the dates.
This type of date is smaller but still is even more juicy, note that this date is very soft and very sweet so it can remind you of honey. The humidity inside when this date has matured at its optimum point, the skin takes on a dark color and the texture becomes somewhat dry.
Ajwa is a species of dates that grows in the city of Medina, whose shape is larger than the Sihani and its color is darker. All dates have curative properties, but Ajwa dates are the most recognized for their qualities.
Ajwa date is a celebrated assortment of dates, grown exclusively in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Ranging from a dark brown to almost black colour, these dates are delightfully soft and fruity with a prune-like taste and tend to be of a dry variety.
In Orchid Dates Co. We distribute these mentioned varieties from dates throughout the American Union. If you want you can order your dates in our store online or contact us for your doubts.