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Yellow Barhi Season

Yellow Barhi Dates are a real delicacy and have a short harvest season so make sure to grab ‘em while you can! Yellow Barhi Dates also known as Yellow Khalal Barhi Dates have a unique shape, flavor, and color compared to most dates that you have probably seen or eaten, but they are definitely worth a taste. Most people are familiar with Medjool Dates which are oval, wrinkly, and brown, similar to a prune. But today we want to tell you all about Yellow Barhi Dates and the amazing benefits they have to offer!


What are Yellow Barhi Dates?

Similar to Medjool Dates, Yellow Barhi Dates are grown under the Coachella Valley sun in California. So, what's the main difference between a Medjool Date and a Yellow Barhi Date? The answer lies in the ripeness of the fruit itself! Dates go through four main stages of development. During the first stage called the Kimri stage, dates are green, hard, and inedible. During the Khalal stage, dates begin to ripen and turn a lighter color such as yellow, orange, or red. During the Rutab stage, dates are half-ripe and begin to turn brown and sweet! The final stage, the Tamar stage, where dates reach their final stage of ripeness. They begin to lose their moisture content which is what gives them the wrinkly appearance and sweet taste! This last stage is when most people are typically used to eating Medjool Dates.


What do they look like?

Did you know that Yellow Barhi Dates are Barhi Dates that are in the Khalal stage of ripeness? Barhi Dates are one of the only dates that can be eaten at the Khalal stage. At this stage, Yellow Khalal Barhi Dates are golden in color, small, and round.

What do they taste like?

When you bite into a Yellow Barhi Date, you can expect a crunchy, apple-like texture. They have a fresh, crisp flavor that has been compared to coconut, apples, and sugarcane. They are not as sweet as dates that are in the Tamar stage because they are not as ripe. 

Health Benefits

Yellow Barhi Dates have just as many health benefits as Brown Barhi Dates but with almost half of the calories due to the lower concentration of sugar that naturally occurs when the date ripens. Yellow Barhi Dates are a great source of antioxidants, potassium, iron, fiber, and B and C-vitamins. 

Storage

Yellow Barhi Dates cannot be stored for a long time after we harvest them because they are so fresh. So we pack them for shipment right away. The shelf life for Yellow Barhi at room temperature is only 4-5 days. However, if they are kept in a cool, dry place like the refrigerator or cold storage, the shelf life can increase to a few weeks. Yellow Barhi Dates will taste the best if eaten within 3-4 days of harvest. Yellow Barhi Dates are far more perishable than their fully ripe version Tamar and must be stored in the refrigerator to maintain its crunch and good taste. Here is our recommendation for storing your Yellow Barhi Dates:

  • Storage temperature: 1°C 
  • Store shelf: Refrigerated / Cold storage facility.
  • Normal Shelf life: 2 weeks

They have an extremely short harvest season, available only in August to September, and are an all time favorite so they definitely don’t last long at Coachella’s Best. Make sure to order your Organic Yellow Barhi Dates today before we run out!

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