Dates come from the palm tree known as Phoenix dactylifera, which many sources agree probably originated near Iraq. The tree, more simply known as date palm, is cultivated in many countries, including Spain, India, Pakistan, China and the United States.Know More
The date fruit is oval or cylindrical in shape, with an outer flesh surrounding an inner shell with a pit or seed inside. It ranges in size from 3 to 7 centimeters in length, depending on the variety and the degree of ripeness.
Dates are sold in grocery stores year round and are available soft, semi-dry and dried. They are chopped and added to fruit salad, stuffed with fillings such as cream cheese or almonds, and used to make juice or syrup. Dried or soft dates can also be eaten straight from the hand as a snack or sweet treat.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Some fruits that start with the letter "U" include the ugli fruit and the ugni berry. The ugli fruit is a Jamaican hybrid of an orange, a tangerine and a grapefruit. The ugni berry is a small, strawberry-scented berry that is red, white or purple.Full Answer >
Raspberries have the most fiber content among fruits. Raspberries provide eight grams of fiber per cup. Next to raspberries are pears and apples, which on average have about five grams of fiber per one medium-sized fruit, when eaten with the skin.Full Answer >
Non-citrus fruits include grapes, bananas, apples, plums, raspberries, blackberries, pears, peaches and apricots. Olives, coconuts, avocados and honeydew melons are also classified as non-citrus fruits. Simple, fleshy fruits are separated into berry, pepo, drupe, pome or hesperidium.Full Answer >
Low-sugar fruits include avocados and berries such as raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. These fruits are not only packed with nutrients but are also appropriate for low-carb diets.Full Answer >