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Country of Origin - Egypt
Class / Cat - (Premium Quality)
Average Weight - 15 Grams


Red Fresh Dates - also known as Zaghloul Dates - have a deep red skin and a deliciously crisp, white flesh. This exotic fruit is very rare and unique, and can be enjoyed differently at any stage of ripeness. They contain a small brown stone - or pit - that is inedible.


Red Dates are native to Egypt and dates are known to have been cultivated in Egypt since around 4000 BC. Interestingly, Red Dates are historically (and still now) pollinated and harvested by hand. Some pickers are taught from a very young age to climb the Red Date palm trees - that can grow up to 30 feet - to harvest the fruits.


Red Dates are native to Egypt, but nowadays are grown in places like India and Isreal. In fact, their largest place of cultivation is now in India, where they are grown and shipped all over the world – particularly Southeast Asia, Canada, and Europe.

Flavours & Texture

Red Dates are slightly milder than regular dates. They are beautifully sweet with a caramel-like flavour that offers notes of cinnamon and sugar cane. When fresh, Red Dates have a very crisp, apple-like texture. When dried, they become soft, moist and wrinkled like other dates.


We recommend eating Red Dates when they are fresh and crisp as a raw snack. However, they are commonly enjoyed dried, too. Red Dates make an excellent addition to smoothies, syrups, desserts, and jams as a natural sweetener. 

Nutritional Value

Red Dates are rich in fibre, potassium, iron, and B-vitamins. 

Calories per 100g

110 Kcal


0 g


30 g


3 g


1 g


Choose your desired delivery date at the checkout, available delivery dates will be displayed at checkout stage. All orders are dispatched via DHL on a 24hr Next Working Day service. If no date is selected your order will be dispatched at the next available date.

We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..


Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or to cancel your order.

Dates - Red Fresh
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