Dates come from the palm tree known as Phoenix dactylifera, which many sources agree probably originated near Iraq. The tree, more simply known as date palm, is cultivated in many countries, including Spain, India, Pakistan, China and the United States.Know More
The date fruit is oval or cylindrical in shape, with an outer flesh surrounding an inner shell with a pit or seed inside. It ranges in size from 3 to 7 centimeters in length, depending on the variety and the degree of ripeness.
Dates are sold in grocery stores year round and are available soft, semi-dry and dried. They are chopped and added to fruit salad, stuffed with fillings such as cream cheese or almonds, and used to make juice or syrup. Dried or soft dates can also be eaten straight from the hand as a snack or sweet treat.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Citrus fruits, such as lemons, oranges or grapefruits, possess a characteristic tartness due to their high levels of citric acid, with a pH between 1.8 and 3.3. Alternatively, melons such as the honeydew, fall closer to the middle of the scale with pH levels between 6.00 and 6.67.Full Answer >
The horned melon, cherimoya, atemoya, chocolate pudding fruit and Buddha’s hand are some unusual fruits. Canistels, star fruit, kumquat and ugli fruit are other obscure fruit choices.Full Answer >
The naturally occurring sugar content in various fruits ranges from 28 grams per cup for bananas to 1.4 grams per whole lemon. Well+Good recommends eating fruits with less sugar, such as strawberries (7 grams per cup), apples (11 grams per cup) and cantaloupe (13 grams per cup) to avoid experiencing blood sugar spikes.Full Answer >
Fruits range from about 110 kilojoules per 100 grams for low-sugar fruits such as berries to 1,055 kilojoules per 35 grams for high-sugar fruits such as dates. The kilojoule is a measure of the energy a food or drink contains.Full Answer >