There are certain characteristics of Date that make it distinct from the other fruits. Few examples are its shape, texture, taste, color, season, varieties and origin. Talking about varieties, Date is not available in just one form. Development in the field of horticulture has made it possible to consume this fruit in various forms without changing its characteristics. Some of the varieties include Barhi, Dayri, Deglet Noor, Halawy, Khadrawy, Medjool, Thoory and Zahidi. Date varieties are not available in seedless form. The shape of this fruit is Oval and its texture
is Fleshy. Taste forms one of the important characteristics of fruits. Talking about Date, its taste is sweet.
Date color makes it even more attractive and hard to resist. Vitamin A and vitamin C are found in abundance in green color fruits. Folate, potassium, and vitamin C are often found in yellow color fruits. White, red, blue and purple color fruits generally contain potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. Thus, color of this fruit helps in identifying its nutrient content. Dates are available in shades of black, brown, red and yellow.