Certain dates(dry dates) are left on the plant until the entire inflorescence of fruits is ripe and then the whole structure is cut. A grower may harvest up to 300 pounds of dates per tree, variety dependent of course and dates may be eaten immediatellyor stored to dry. Certain Old World cultures also eat certain varieties of dates before they are ripe.
Chopped / Diced Dates is the phrase date slash, coat/rolled in dextrose or rice flour to prevent sticking together. Chopped Dates make a handy, sweet snack or key ingredient to add to cereals, oatmeal, muffins, snack bars, granola, energy bites, pudding etc.
Sizes available between
3mm to 5mm , 5mm to 6mm
6mm to 8mm , Greater than 8mm