It’s no secret that dates are one of life’s great little pleasures. They’re so easy to eat, so popular and easy to enjoy, that it’s amazing anyone ever thought they might not be popular. When it comes to dates it’s fair to say that the UK has got the best choice. There’s a wide choice of flavors, sizes and origins that makes it so convenient to stock up on these absolutely delicious little seeds. If you follow these few steps you’ll be able to make some delicious dates using your favorite fruits.
The key to success with dates fruit is to use the freshest and highest quality. Buying from someone who hasn’t used the dates properly is risky and can spoil the entire crop. Never leave the stems on a countertop or fridge for any length of time. You will end up with mushy dates instead of delicious dates fruit . Don’t leave them in the fridge overnight either.
Buy your dates from a reputable store. Don’t use a health food shop that sells generic dates; they are likely to have been unripe. You should be able to identify dates by looking at the skin; if it’s a darker red color it should be a fresh date. If it’s brown or green in color it’s unlikely to be an authentic date and may have been stored in a store for quite some time.
The other way to tell if it’s a good quality date is to taste it. Use a mouthwash to cleanse your mouth before you give it a try, if you aren’t going to use it straight away simply refrigerate it for a day or so. The high quality dates fruit will still have a nice firm texture when they are cold but once they have warmed they will become more rubbery.
To make a delicious and easy to prepare ice-cream, simply use dates fruit for in your blender. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. You can then add any additional ingredients to the blender to improve the flavour. You could for example add chopped chocolate and orange rinds, dates or unsalted butter to give it a little something extra.
Dessert dates are widely used in Indian cuisine. Due to the relatively low-fat content they are also very popular with dieters. They make a great alternative to normal chocolate. For example, if you are watching your cholesterol intake then you could substitute the dates for sugar free chocolate. You could also use these to make delicious and nutritious ice-creams.
Finally, quality dates can be used in the manufacture of gelatin. This is a useful product as it helps lower levels of bad cholesterol in your body. Bear in mind though that when buying quality dates fruit ensure that they are ‘dry roasted’ or ‘unsanded’. Unconditioned dates will produce a bitter or salty taste.
These are just some of the reasons why you should use quality dates for your breaks. The best way to find high quality dates is to buy local, organic produce. Make sure you use a quality grinder to cut your fruit. This way you can ensure your dates are as fresh as possible.
When you are ready to eat your fruits and dates, remember to take a little care with handling them. You will need to store them in a cool dry place. This will help preserve their quality. When you are ready to enjoy them, you should wipe them clean before eating to ensure there are no any pieces of skin remaining. If you do not do this, then you will be eating a bitter tasting piece of fruit.
Enjoy the delicious combination of dates and fruits! Whether you have a sweet tooth or savoury, you will love the combination of flavours. Try serving your dates on their own, with some juice or honey, or with some ice cream. You will be amazed at how good your meal will taste.
Make sure to use high quality ingredients when preparing your dates for use in recipes. Do not use cheap materials which will ruin the taste of the date. A little bit of luck goes along way in life, so enjoy your great luck with this enjoyable and healthy snack. The flavours from this natural sweet can bring people back to the good old days and relive their childhood.