View Full Version : Which dates are the best?
05-28-2007, 06:39 PM
Okay, I'm a new raw foodie and I'm about to order dates online. They have three in stock, Deglet Noor, Derrie, and Zahidi. I have no idea which are which or what to get. I've only had sunbeam dates (not raw) and looking at a picture I think they were Deglet Noors or Derries. They were good.
P.S. Is $6 a lb. good? (plus shipping)
P.P.S. Also looking at Mission Black Figs, what are they? Are they good?
05-28-2007, 06:52 PM
Hey NifteThrifte - treehugger!
There a whole bunch of info on here about dates. Most folks seem to like medjool - they are big and sweet, but there isn't a date I haven't met that I haven't liked. I'd say do a search and see. There's even a link (I'll see if I can find that posting) that shows all the various dates.
Figs are seedy fruits. I love 'em. They are crunchy full of small (edible) seeds.
$6 a pound's not too shabby.
www.datepeople.net will have dates back in the fall. Meanwhile checkout veganman's farm for dates (again, I'll see if I can find that link).
05-28-2007, 06:57 PM
Here you go. This link shows the various dates. It should also show you figs:
This link talks extensively about dates and what folks like and all...
Not sure if Veganman's farm is listed in this post. Ah, here you go:
05-28-2007, 06:58 PM
Thanks a looot!
Well... Lucy beat me to it. I was basically gonna say what she said. So... I second just about everything including not ever tasting a date I didn't like!
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