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.Continue Reading
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
Lemons, limes and other citrus fruits are some of the most acidic fruits and, therefore, some of the most tart or sour-tasting. Kiwifruit, blackcurrants and raspberries are other familiar fruits that have a similar tartness. Granny Smith apples are also more tart compared to other types of apples.Full Answer >
The term squash refers to a diverse variety of fruits found in the gourd family. Typically, squash varieties fall under classifications of "winter" and summer" for market use, though neither designation is entirely accurate. Some common types of squash include butternut, acorn, spaghetti, turban and sweet dumpling.Full Answer >
An online list of fruits that are high in potassium is available on the National Kidney Foundation website. Potassium-rich fruits include avocado, banana, cantaloupe, mango and kiwi.Full Answer >
Find an alphabetical list of fruits along with their countries of origin at our-food-recipes.com/food-facts/origins-of-food/list-of-fruits as of 2015. If any fruits have alternative names, they are listed in the corresponding description. The list also contains information on nuts.Full Answer >