About Black Abbada Dates
Black Abbada Dates have a thick but creamy taste. This date fruit is often described as the "chocolate" of the date varieties. The Abbada fruit color goes from deep red to black as it matures, with moderate to heavy bloom lending a purplish cast as fruit matures.
Considered to be an early ripening variety, the fruits’ flesh is soft and melting, with a very sweet flavor. These fresh dates are California grown!
Flavor - Cream
Texture - Thick and soft, chocolate-like
Color - Black
Size - Medium
Origin - Coachella Valley, CA
Package Types - 2lb
Availability Rating - Limited
In the early 1900s, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sent agricultural explorers abroad to bring back exotic foods to cultivate in the United States. In 1936, D.G. Snif discovered Abada dates growing wild in a riverbed in Brawley, California. The varietal name was created out of the first names of Snif and his wife, Abby and Dana.
They began to import date palm offshoots from North Africa and the Middle East to the climatically similar desert areas in the Coachella Valley in California, which proved to be an excellent place to grow dates. In the first part of the 20th century, the Middle East was very popular in American pop culture.
In 1947, the Date Festival became an annual event celebrating the correlation between California and the Middle East. Most of the offshoots were then sold to a date garden near Indio, California where in 1955 eighteen Abada palms were in production.
Health benefits of dates:
This date palm tree fruit variety is grown in the Coachella Valley, USA, certified organic, and has all the health benefits of dates:
- Heart Healthy
- Adds sweetness to foods without added sugars
- Contains vitamins and minerals
- Cholesterol free food
- Good Source of fiber
- Natural antioxidant polyphenols
- 50% more potassium, by weight, than bananas
- Improve taste, texture, and consistency of food products
- Equal parts fructose and glucose
- Free of sodium
- Healthy alternative to refined sugars
Black Abbada Dates are harvested in the ripe stage, Tamr.
(vitamin B1) helps to turn food into energy to keep the nervous system healthy.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is a vitamin that is needed for growth and overall good health. It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, and it allows oxygen to be used by the body. It is important for body growth. It helps in red blood cell production. It also aids in the release of energy from proteins.
Vitamin B6 is important for normal brain development and for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy.
Niacin (vitamin B3) helps keep your nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy.
Biotin (vitamin B7) like other B vitamins, helps your body use enzymes and carry nutrients throughout the body. Biotin helps strengthen hair and nails, and is found in many cosmetic products for hair and skin.
Pantothenic (vitamin B5) acid helps the body utilize carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. It is also important for maintaining healthy skin.
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