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My First Indian Date - Need Advice.  
User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Just bought a handful of raw, red-colored dates at the local market for the first time. I bit into them but they were quite astringent. I let them ripen at home but they started to get the wrinkled look. I wonder if any of our Middle Eastern a.netters could give me some guidance on this matter - basically, how long do you keep the fruit before they are ready to eat?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6177 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
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I would think the process is kind of a delicate balance of getting the fruit to ripen edibly or "ripen" ie spoiled. You may wish to expose them to a dry, cool place, like a refrigerator for at least a week or a suitably insulated cellar if you have access to one. Otherwise you may wish to look up how it is done with prunes. It may be similar.

But maybe next time, get the ready to eat variety.  



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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

And here I thought you were asking for tips re Indian women !  


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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 2):
And here I thought you were asking for tips re Indian women !

I confess to trying to seek a bit of attention for my post!  
Quoting AR385 (Reply 1):

Thanks, will keep trying!


User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 2):

Yeah, I was going to suggest not taking her to a steak house for dinner  

Seriously, Wikipedia has info on these jujubes, and there is a culinary section that might be helpful. regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 2):
And here I thought you were asking for tips re Indian women !

I also.



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 4):
Seriously, Wikipedia has info on these jujubes, and there is a culinary section that might be helpful. regards...jack

Thanks, will check!


User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2071 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

Jujubs should be ready for eating right away, but some wrinkles won't spoil them.

Mind you, they're not insanely tasty when they're fresh. If you don't like them now, you probably won't change your mind when they've ripened a bit. I find them quite okay when they're preserved in sugar.

You can also chop them up and boil them in soup, or put them in congee. Which usually tastes pretty bad as well. Sorry, I realize I'm not really helping here.



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