Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fresh Dates Appearing in Fujairah and Kalba Souqs and Shops

The first dates for the year are appearing in Fujairah and Kalba souqs and supermarkets.

They are near enough to full size, some are still green and unripe (kimri) while others are changing colour and are crunchy to eat (khalal).

At these early stages of development they have a distinctive taste but they are regarded as a delicacy by locals and a foretaste of good things to come.

Dates are a good source of Vitamin C and they give a good energy boost in this unusually hot weather.

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus—Facebook Page.

Images: These photos were taken at the Kalba fruit and vegetable souq this week. Date vendors were offering a free taste and serving customers as they entered the front doors of the souq.

1 comment:

DaddyBird said...

Great to hear! Hopefully we'll be out to Fujairah in the next few days and can stop by the souq!