Fresh Dates – A Little Fruit Porn from China

Did I put the word “porn” in the title of this post purely to get more hits? YES. Shameless, I know. But you porn-seekers, take this as fate, have a look at the photos below, and move to China immediately.

Because the fruit is WONDERFUL. Lychees, durian, etc. Great peaches. It helps that my street, and the next street over, and the next one after that, and so on… are all basically farmer’s markets.

And maybe – possibly – I’m guessing uneducatedly here – maybe there hasn’t been the motivation, or technology, to tamper with fruits genetically until they’re cardboard version of themselves?

My favourite fruit discovery has been fresh dates. Observe:

These are dates, when they haven’t been dried and sweetened to death.

 

 

They taste almost nothing like dried dates. They have a little bit of that cloying sweetness the dried dates have, but mostly, they taste like Macintosh apples.

But what I, in my laziness, really love about these is that you don’t have to peel them and they’re hard enough not to disintegrate easily. A perfect school snack, these.

Does the Fruit Detective know about fresh dates?

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