Dates, which are berries grown on date palm trees, are about 80 percent sugar and also contain small amounts of fat, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. The date is one of the most popular and widespread palm fruits.
There is a difference in the types of sugar in a date depending largely on how dry the date is. For instance, soft dates have a higher proportion of glucose and fructose, or simple sugars, while the flesh of dry dates is sometimes almost 80 percent sucrose, or table sugar. With such a high sugar content, dates have approximately 1,430 calories per pound. Presently grown throughout the Middle East and some areas of California, date palms are thought to have been cultivated as early as 6000 B.C. in Egypt and Mesopotamia.Learn More
Watermelons grow in warm climates, but they can also be nurtured in cooler temperatures, according to VegetableGardener.com. The watermelon's origin remains unclear, but Southern Italy and Africa are suspected to be the fruit's original homes. Watermelons can grow on continents around the world. WhichCountry.com notes that watermelon is mostly consumed in China, and more than 1,200 types of watermelon are harvested in 96 countries.Full Answer >
Grapple fruit is made by soaking either Gala or Fuji apples with water and natural and artificial concord grape flavor. A grapple is not a grape-apple hybrid. No calories or sugars are added to the apple during the infusion process.Full Answer >
Jute is made from the bark of the white jute plant and the tossa jute plant. Jute plants grow annually and take about 120 days to reach maturity.Full Answer >
Dates are a great choice for a person with diabetes as they can help control sugar cravings, and they are low on the glycemic index, according to NBC News. The carbohydrates in dates provide instant energy, and the high fiber contained in dates is good for digestion.Full Answer >