Ajwa dates are soft dry, medium-size date variety that is about 3 centimeters in length. They have glossy black-brown skin and pulp. The pulp surrounds a central elongated seed that is often removed. Ajwa dates have a meaty, chewy texture and a sweet flavor with hints of caramel, honey, and cinnamon.
Studies reveal that Ajwa dates are highly effective in maintaining heart’s rhythm, removing blockages from blood vessels and combating high blood pressure. Ajwa dates have all the essential vitamins and other nutrients along with Magnesium, Potassium, 15 types of salts and minerals, 14 types of fatty acids, 23 types of amino acids and large concentration of fibre.
- A date pit almost 2000 years old was recently sprouted by Israeli researchers. An ancient variety thought to be extinct is back
- Fossil records show that the date palm has existed for at least 50 million years.