The first desserts were crusty, made from raw honeycomb and dried dates. It was not until the Middle Ages, when sugar was manufactured, that people began to enjoy more sweet desserts, but even then sugar was so expensive that it was only for the wealthy on special occasions. Early origins of popular frozen desserts, such as ice cream, trace back to the Middle Ages when royalty would request fresh ice flavored with honey or a fruit syrup.
Puncak Ixora Creations will brings you a variety of dates for Ramadhan month. What nutrients are there in dates? A lot indeed! Here are delicious dessert fruits with much needed minerals and energy to help you stay fit and healthy. The date fruit is a "drupe" in which an outer fleshy part (exocarp and mesocarp) surrounds a shell (the pit or stone) of hardened endocarp with a seed inside. The fruit is oval to cylindrical in shape, 3–7 cm long, and 2–3 cm diameter, and when unripe, range from bright red to bright yellow in color, depending on the variety.
Date fruit pulp taste very sweet, described as reminiscent of sugar syrup and honey mix. It contains single, brown colored, hard seed about 2–2.5 cm long and 6–8 mm thick. The seeds vary in size depending on cultivar type. In any case, they are generally inedible and discarded.
There are many varieties of date palm cultivated and some important varieties that are popular for their high quality are ‘Amir Hajj’, ‘Saidy’, 'Khadrawy' and 'Medjool'