Dates have the lowest moisture content of any whole fruit, only 30%, meaning theyre naturally dehydrated! As they age, the sugars in the date will gradually move to the surface, forming little sugar white spots. Fret not, these are not mold.
Do dates go moldy?
The dates are discolored or moldy. If you notice that dates have developed mold or turned much darker in color, on the exterior or interior, its best to toss them.
How long do dates stay good for?
Dates are best stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container to help them retain moisture. They can be stored up to 6 months in the refrigerator, but may lose moisture the longer they sit. Large quantities of dates can also be frozen for up to one year.
What color is mold on dates?
Dates, packing lots of sugar and relatively little moisture, are generally quite shelf stable. But if theyre stored for too long and exposed to lots of changes in temperature and humidity, their surfaces can develop a white and crusty landscape.
Why is there black stuff in my dates?
Aspergillus spp. is black mold that attacks medjool dates while still on the trees. It looks like a black powder that is visible on the inside of the date. Most of black mold cases are already detected when sorting the dates.
What is the white stuff inside dates?
Dates have the lowest moisture content of any whole fruit, only 30%, meaning theyre naturally dehydrated! As they age, the sugars in the date will gradually move to the surface, forming little sugar white spots.
Can dates turn bad?
Dates can go bad just like any other fruit. However, they have a long shelf life, and you will likely eat them before spoiling. However, all fruits ripe over time and rot eventually, so you cant keep dates fresh forever. You can expect their quality declines over time.
Can I drink water after eating dates?
If water is consumed after taking these fruits, it can upset your digestion. This is because water containing food smoothens the digestion process and makes the bowel movement easy. If water is consumed over them, the bowel movement becomes too smooth and can lead to loose motion/diarrhoea.