Sunday, September 16, 2007

What Colour Are Dates?


Before I moved to Egypt, I assumed that dates were brown. As far as I knew, they grew in little packages and were sweet, sticky and soft. The reality, as usual, is far from the assumption. Most of the palm trees in Egypt are date palms and they produce fruit that varies from a light yellow, through gold to a deep dark red. Every type has a different flavour, texture and use. All of them eventually ferment slightly to become the sticky brown sweet that most people in the world know. Fresh from the tree, they are slightly tart, crisp, moist and sweet.

2 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

At first looking at it on the portal, I thought it was pots of beans. Glad you wrote about it.

Ian Hamzah said...

Hi Marianne, I like the shot and about dates. When I was in Egypt 2 years ago, I did not have a chance to see them riping from the real date tree. Here now in Bahrain, I finally have a chance to see all those process. bye then