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Alu Bukhara is also known as plums are called prunes when dried. Plum trees bear a sweet juicy fruit, reddish-purple when mature with a dusty-white wax coating. Known for it's laxative properties and helps with regulation of digestive system. Blossoms in late February and ripens in June-July. Eaten raw, and used to make jam and squash
Dry or soft dates are eaten out-of-hand, or may be pitted and stuffed with fillings such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, candied orange and lemon peel, tahini, marzipan or cream cheese. Pitted dates are also referred to as stoned dates. Partially dried pitted dates may be glazed with glucose syrup for use as a snack food. Dates can also be chopped and used in a range of sweet and savory dishes, from tajines (tagines) in Morocco to puddings, ka'ak (types of Arab cookies) and other dessert items. Date nut bread, a type of cake, is very popular in the United States, especially around holidays. Dates are also processed into cubes, paste called "'ajwa", spread, date syrup or "honey" called "dibs" or "rub" in Libya, powder (date sugar), vinegar or alcohol. Vinegar made from dates is a traditional product of the Middle East. Recent innovations include chocolate-covered dates and products such as sparkling date juice, used in some Islamic countries as a non-alcoholic version of champagne, for special occasions and religious times such as Ramadan. When Muslims break fast in the evening meal of Ramadan, it is traditional to eat a date first. Dates can also be dehydrated, ground and mixed with grain to form a nutritious stockfeed. Dried dates are fed to camels, horses and dogs in the Sahara. In northern Nigeria, dates and peppers added to the native are believed to make it less intoxicating. Dates provide a wide range of essential nutrients, and are a very good source of dietary potassium. The sugar content of ripe dates is about 80%; the remainder consists of protein, fiber, and trace elements including boron, cobalt, copper, fluorine, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc. The glycemic index for three different varieties of dates are 35.5 (khalas), 49.7 (barhi) and 30.5 (bo ma'an). The caffeic acid glycoside 3-O-caffeoylshikimic acid (also known as dactylifric acid) and its isomers, are enzymic browning substrates found in dates.
While apricots (Latin name: Prunus armeniaca; Indian name: Urumana) are orangish-gloden colored, fleshy juicy fruits with a seed and are highly perishable (require refrigeration), turkel are amber colored, oval shaped, skinny, not too juicy and are seedless. The taste is mainly deliciously sweet albeit one may feel a minor bitterness alongside. The dehydrated product is categorized as a dry fruit and is not perishable under normal room storage conditions, thereby being an ideal and a beautiful gifting choice.
Figs or Anjeer are very beneficial for health. These are sweet, astringent, and cooling in nature. Figs causes proper bowel evacuation and detoxify body. These balances excess wind or vata and bile or pitta but increases mucous or kapha. Figs are natural remedy for high blood pressure, constipation, piles, digestive troubles and excess vata or wind in body. Dried figs soaked in water and taken after few hours helps to reduce vata inside body. Women should eat 3-4 dried fig daily to replenish calcium and iron.