Date fruits have many properties and benefits. Today, in addition to using raw dates, several products are obtained from dates. These products are prepared in both traditional and industrial ways. Although some of these products can be made at home, due to the ease and time saving, all kinds of date products are available in retail stores by different packing. In this article we list some of date products and steps are needed to product them.
Pitted dates are just dates that have had their seeds removed. Pitted dates are easy to bite, chew and digest without having to spend time picking out the seed. Usually, most of semi-dry dates can be pitted. The dates like Kabkab, Sayer , Piarom , Zahidi , Shahani, Medjool and Kalute dates have the ability to separate their seeds. Pitted dates are used to product chopped dates , date paste , date syrup and date sugar.
Pitted dates are prepared following step:
First Cut the dates in half lengthwise. Use a knife or a spoon to gently pry the seeds out of the center of each date. To remove the seeds, gently press the dates with a fork or a spatula. To make the process easier, you can use a small, sharp knife to gently pry the seeds out.
Your pitted dates should now be ready to use in your favorite recipes.
Date syrup is one of healthy product made from fresh dates. when dates are cooked in water, remove the pits. Then the dates are pressed to extract a juice. This juice is concentrated by cooking over heat until the color gets darker as liquid and spirits. date syrup is used in the field of food industries , such as Confectionery , energy bars , snacks , chocolate , dairy, ice creams , baking, foods and alcoholic beverage.
To make dates syrup in traditional way following these steps:
First in a large pot, add equal amounts of water and sugar, Stir and let it boil on a medium heat , Once it reaches a simmer, add the pitted dates and stir. then Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the dates are tender. Remove it from heat and let it cool down for a bit before using it in your favorite recipes. adjust the amount of water and sugar to your preference to make the syrup more or less concentrated.
Diced Dates are pitted dates that first chopped and then coated with wheat or rice flour to prevent sticking. Todays Ease of use and many benefits have made it as a healthy snack for all ages.
Chopped Dates are prepared following steps:
First Slice whole date as lengthwise, pull back flesh, and remove the pit. Then Snip into small pieces with kitchen scissors.
You can chop or snip dates into small pieces by hand with a knife or kitchen scissors. Be sure to rinse the knife or scissors frequently with cold water to prevent sticking or dust the blades with flour.
One of this valuable products which is made with Date is Date Paste. Date paste is a semi-solid compound obtained from dates. To prepare it, the best dates of any kind are usually used. Usually to producing date paste , first Soft dates are selected, then pitted and simply crushed. After choosing the best type of date, the producers must first wash and disinfect it well, and after this step, they pit the dates.
Date paste is natural product and pasteurized. it can be used as sweetener in food recipes. specially in recent year , Food and snack industry use date paste in cake , cookies , sauces ,dressings and delicious smoothies.
Date paste can be made as following steps:
First Dates should be pitted and after peeling, they should be crushed by hand or mixer. By adjusting the moisture content between 20 and 26%, Finally it is grounded and turned into a paste.
Date Vinegar is made of natural date syrup. Date vinegar has a milder taste than grape vinegar and apple vinegar, this product is used in different recipes for cooking. Date vinegar can be a natural tonic drink for breakfast or late at night. The date vinegar also used as salad dressing and enjoy its different and unique taste. Date vinegar is an excellent substitute for vinegars to be used in the cooking of all kinds of foods that are flavored with vinegar.
To prepare this product following steps are done:
First,semi-dry dates should be pitted and grinded to make date paste. Then boiled water, yeast, vinegar and salt are added to date paste.
Date powder is a perfect substitute for refined sugar. Date sugar is very suitable for making all kinds of cakes, sweets and cooking, and you can use date sugar for different purposes. An alternative that provides a sweet taste derived from dates for cooking recipes for confectionery, pastries, baked goods, and cereal based products.
Date sugar is the sugar obtained by drying dates and pulverizing them. Date sugar is made from semi- dry and dry dates. This product need special industry machine to prepare.
Date seed, like date fruit, has many properties and benefits. To prepare date seed powder, following steps should be done:
First, Dates seeds should be washed and soaked in water for 10 to 15 days. then seeds are leaved in open air for 1 to 2 hours to dry.
after that the date seeds are heated until they become crispy and brittle. When the date seeds are crunchy, they are grounded and date seeds powder is obtained. It is possible to follow these steps in home but due to some difficulty you cab buy prepared seed powder in different packing in retail stores.
Date seeds have several medicinal compounds, one of which acts like corticosteroids and is used to treat kidney and bladder disorders, inflammation and infectious diseases. Date Seed Powder also has antioxidant properties and other health benefits. It can also be a great substitute for coffee. Date seeds powder can be brewed as coffee and used as a drink. It is also the perfect raw material for functional foods, given its fiber intake.
Date seed oil is produced by the cold pressure of date seeds, One of the features of date seed oil is its fabulous dry, silky feel. It is highly great for care and massage oils. Date seed oil brings a nourishing, hydrating, and softening feel without greasing the skin.
its vitamin E content, date kernel oil would operate miraculously on the body and helps the prevention of certain cancers. Its concentration of active ingredients such as omega 6 and 9, vitamins E and A are the reasons behind its skin nourishing, protecting, and regenerating properties. In addition to skin care usage, date seed oil is known for revitalizing and stimulating hair growth. A drop of date seed oil in shampoo helps the prevention of hair loss, fights against drying, and helps repair split ends.
How to make cake with Date fruit:
There are several other application for dates when it is mixed with other food ingredients, for example to make a cake with dates, follow these steps:
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the dates, water, and sugar to make them easier to spread.
3. Add in the rest of the ingredients, such as cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and sugar.
4. Mix the ingredients well until the batter is smooth and thick.
5. Line a cake pan with a greased and floured pan.
6. Pour the batter into the pan.
7. Bake the cake for about 30-40 minutes, or until it’s fully cooked.
8. Let the cake cool down before serving it in your favorite recipes.
We supply all date products with different quality and packing as per customer’s request.