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A type of sweet fruit harvested from the date palm. Most dates sold in the U.S. are dried—these are dark brown in color and have a large pit in the middle. 

Dates are one of the most ancient known food plants, domesticated approximately 5,000 to 6,000 years ago in the Middle East. 

In 1900, Walter Swingle, a U.S. Department of Agriculture botanist, studied dates in Algeria and brought them back to California. 

Dates are pollinated by hand to ensure a successful crop. 

“Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date” by The Kitchen Sisters and Lisa Morehouse (2014) 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/06/10/320346869/forbidding-fruit-how-america-got-turned-on-to-the-date 

New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)

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